I haven't read through this whole thread but wanted to add my two cents. I think you have learned a very important lesson, unfortunately the hard way. I learned a long time ago that when I make something for someone, you have to let it go. I mean really let it go. You did what you wanted for your father, it turned out beautiful, and whether he wants it or not, it really is the thought that counts. Now let it go. It is now his to do with what he wants. Some of us that are older and have been quilting or crafting for a number of years have probably had our feelings hurt more than once. When I make something for someone I tell them if they don't like it, get rid of it or give it to someone else. I gave it to them because I wanted them to have it. Now- let it go.