It was about two weeks ago that I decided I wanted to send out some more postcards via Postcrossing. One of the names I drew was for a man in the Netherlands who collects nautical theme cards. I couldn't find anything of that sort, so I sent him and email asking if it would be agreeable to him if I made him a card. Fortunately he said yes, and I set off on my quest to create a card specially with him in mind. Actually, I decided that I would make one for my father at the same time. For inspiration I turned to the book 1000 Great Quilt Blocks by Maggi McCormick Gordon.