For the past four years, my daughter has taken a Biblical World Views/Humanities class as part of her homeschool curriculum. Hannah had a tremendous amount of admiration and respect for her teacher, and he became someone very influential and special in her life. She asked if I would make a quilt to give to him at her graduation, and she specifically requested that it be a quilt with a story. So, together we decided to make him a quilt out of Civil War reproduction fabrics in honor of all the history he imparted to her.
The pattern is called "Done In A Jiff" and is by Heartspun Quilts. We wanted the quilt to have a masculine feel, and I think both the pattern and the colors helped to accomplish that.
This quilt's verse is I Peter 3:15, which was a meaningful verse for this class. I embroidered a simple cross for the label. He liked the quilt a lot. My eldest son will begin taking classes from this man in the fall, followed by my younger son in a few years. So, I joked with him that this blanket is partly a thank you for the last four years, and partly a peace offering for the next seven! :-)