Dad's Lone Star by Richard and Ricky Tims
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.
TRY THE JIGSAW PUZZLE
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!