Patty - I love your sweatshirts - ALL of them. My favorite type clothing is sweatshirts.
How do you do it with keeping the ribbing on the bottom and the sleeves. You mentioned having to finish and sew the ribbing on. Do you take it off the sleeves and the bottom and then sew it back on after your done putting the patches on? Isn't that hard to do? I really like the idea of having the ribbing on for the added length and on the sleeves for being able to push the sleeves up.
I also like how you left some of the sleeve without patchwork - besides for the lighter weight I like the contrast.
BTW, during the winter months - from mid October till mid May we are nearly neighbors - we live in PA in summer and Hawthorne at Leesburg in the winter. I just started quilting in Feb or March and went to a class at Connie's (Quilter's Dreams) and there were several women in the class from The Villages. My husband's nephew lives there too.