A couple of years ago my brother Mike asked me if I ever saw fabric with tractors on it. I told him I would keep an eye out & let him know if I ever found some. I visited a local quilt shop & saw this panel along with 2 others. I liked this one the best as the old barn reminds me of the old barn on the farm where I grew up in Michigan. I sent him a picture & he liked it so I told him if he would buy the fabric, I would supply labor & batting as a 70th birthday gift. I outline quilted most of the motifs which took way longer than I intended, but I'm happy with how it turned out. I am going to Michigan to attend a memorial service next week & will be giving it to him then.