thanks your kind words about the golden ways- it was a true scrap quilt- I bought nothing new for it except some backing.. My aunt and uncle were pleased with it - you can see my newest works on my quilt blog. You can find it here:
Judy, first I have to tell you your comment really touched me tonight- you see I made this quilt earlier in the year for my brother, Tony, who had just been diagnosed with lung cancer. And he passed away early this morning. I don't know what anyone else believes, but I'm taking this as a sign that he's sending me hugs right now.
As for the pattern, I just made this up from HSTs. I think I started with 6" squares of light and dark scraps. I was trying to use up a lot of my civil war type prints to make it a little more manly looking. Once I had a load of them, I just messed around with the design on my floor. If you can print out the picture, you should be able to see the design more clearly.
Hi Judy, thanks for the comment on my photo. The pattern came out of a magazine - I know I still have it (because I can't throw a single one out :/), if I figure out which one it is, I'll let you know. It was a lot of fun to put together and ended up being a comfort quilt gift for a friend who lost her son in Afghanistan 2 months ago.
Thanks for the comment on my DH quilt. The pattern is "Ease Into Autumn" and can be found in the Fall 2006 issue of Quilts and More magazine. The fabrics I used were Kansas Troubles, mostly scraps, a very easy pattern as it was one of the first quilts I made when I started quilting. The hardest part was trying to figure out how to make the pocket on the bottom for his feet (special request).