The blue sashing and border fabrics are all from Barbara Brackman's 1862 Battle Hymn line, and the cream and red floral sprig print on the inner border is from an older Civil War collection not by Barbara Brackman that I temporarily borrowed from my mom's stash.
So now this baby needs quilted and bound. I am very inclined to hand quilt it but let's remember that my first quilt still isn't finished 8 years later because the hand quilting isn't done. But I really like (love) Park Ranger Boyfriend, so we might do it anyways. He very nicely asked if it would be done by the time he is done working at the park for the season and back at home working on a book for the winter. I can totally picture him reading history books over the winter with this thing.
Have you ever undertaken a time-consuming/difficult project for someone you love???