I started this quilt in 2009 after being laid off from my job. I signed up for a quilting class which was a Sampler pattern. However, after completing the blocks, I really wasn't happy with the quilt size. So after more than two years, I added the red border and the blue flowered border to make it queen sized. Janet Mason (Longmont CO) longarm quilted it for me. I entered it in the open Quilt class at the county fair last year and received Reserve Grand Champion! Now, I'm hooked!!!!