She told me that she made this little quilt for her Auntie Mary, who lives in a senior apartment complex in Montana. Here’s more of what Jane had to say about her Auntie Mary and the quilt:
“She has a December birthday and was turning 87 last year. She is a “word” person and loves puns and so this block was perfect for her! (She calls elevators “alligators”.) I hand quilted it in a “snowflake” stitch that I kind of made up. Aunt Mary’s sisters all call her “Mare” as a nickname and they tease her by singing “The Old Gray Mare” song to her. Which is why I used gray for the horse.”
She said that several of Auntie Mary’s neighbor ladies have taken copies of the pattern, they liked it so much!
I’m so flattered, and I’m always thrilled to see finished projects made from any of my patterns. Thanks so much, Jane, for taking part in the Quilt-Along, and for sending me the picture and story of your finished quilt!