This quilt, a pattern published in McCalls Needlework and Crafts in 1979, became the connection in 2014 with another quilter. She, like me, chose this challenging pattern for her first quilt! She finished it in a year, and hand-quilted it — though,, she says, not very well. Many years later, the quilt was lost in a fire. She connected with me when looking for the pattern because she, like me, is anxious to try it again, knowing what she knows now — and having the tools we have today!