Jan. 1, 2014: “As real as it gets”....a quote from John.I made this quilted wallhanging for my husband, John. It is a Toni Whitney pattern called “Liberty”. This is actually one of three. The first “Liberty” was made for my brother-in-law, Ed, a Viet Nam Vet. He loves it! John, seeing the first one said, “oh my. I LIKE that.”I knew I needed to make one for him. Since I was going to make another I figured I would make a third one for the Christian Outreach Center, Quilter’s Luncheon & Auction, to be held on February 8th, 2014, at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 11220 Oakhurst Rd, Largo, FL. (It sold for $300.00!) I must say that the pattern instructions are good. I read through the instructions when making the first one and didn’t have any problems. I prefer hand, needle turn applique and am not used to doing raw edge applique. I would have liked some additional instruction/tips on this technique but managed to make the first one and am pleased with the results. I purchased this pattern and a fabric kit while at the Sisters Quilt Show with three of my sisters and a neice, July, 2013.