In October 2004 my parents celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. It just happened to coincide with the auction sale of my Great-Great Uncle Hans. So we had a ton of family gathered for the sale. We all went out to the steakhouse the night before so we could catch up. We surprised my parents with a cake and cards. I had everyone sign a 4 1/2" block and I planned to put them into a quilt. In Jan. 2005 I finally got around to making them into a quilt. I used a thread spool pattern and blue and yellow since those were my parents wedding colors. It's about 36x45 wall hanging. I don't recommend doing the mitered corners on every block for one of your first quilts. It was a pain in the rear and I did a terrible job of piecing. I quilted it with hearts that I was going to free motion, but they looked horrible, so I drew them on and used the walking foot to quilt around each heart.