I've had the material forever and was afraid to start - wondering how it would look with mainly all maroon and orange material like he wanted. And it's hard to find fabric that isn't feminine. I made his a sample pot holder and liked it, so it gave me the incentive to start. I started in August of last year. He didn't want a queen-size, thank goodness. I got really tired of those tiny half square triangles. He was thrilled with his quilt, and I was pleased too.