Samuel Walker Johnson

Size: 60" x 60"
Pattern: Ruth McDowell
Quilting: Hand

I loved this pattern as soon as I saw it and when my first grandchild, Sam, was born it seemed perfect for his baby quilt.  Each of the 16 bull frogs has 40 irregular pieces and the background colors create a series of medallions.  It was quite a challenge.  After I finished it I went to a lecture by Ruth McDowell and one of her first comments regarding her technique was, “Don’t start with the Bull Frogs.”  Too late for me, but I’m happy I did it before I realized it was too hard for a beginner.