Dad's Lone Star by Richard and Ricky Tims
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 Dad's Lone Star detail

My dad and I started quilting at the same time, in 1991, the same week, without knowing the other was doing so. There's a longer story to tell about that, but for this message I want to share that his love for quilting, and his excellence in piecing, was inspirational. Quilting brought us together and we collaborated on several quilts. This quilt is called Dad's Lone Star because my dad pieced all of the diamonds to make the Lone Star. It was a quilt that we entered in many shows and it won awards in places like Paducah and Houston. 

For Father's Day I wanted to honor him by sharing this quilt and also to tell a few stories about him in order that you might have a small glimpse into the heart and soul of my dad. I lost him to Alzheimer's in 2015, but his spirit stays with me. I hope that this quilt and these stories will be an inspiration to you.

Click to hear the stories on YouTube 


Yes there is a pattern for this quilt.


Choose your own difficulty. Click the 9-patch grid to change number of pieces. Click the circle arrow to make the puzzle pieces rotating instead of stable orientation. Also, there are tips under the "?" on the upper right of the puzzle. If you'd like a full screen version, click the button below. Have fun!



#1 Ann Rowland 2021-06-16 08:10
Thank you for this [censored]. Your Dad was a very special man. I loved him and love your Mom. They meant a lot to me in my beginning quilt life and I think of them often. One time I gave your Mom a small gift. A quilted bowl made with some converged fabric. Your Mom did her usual gracious thank you's then your Dad picked it up. He looked it over carefully and found a stray thread that I hadn't clipped. Next thing I knew he was pulling it off. Your Mom looked at him and said in that Mom kind of voice "Richard, stop that" He just grinned at both of us and stopped. He also taught me about sitting directly in front of the needle to sew and it helped my quilting. Miss the man. Hugs to you today and on Father's Day

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