Pattern by Gayle Bong in Save the Scraps book.
I blogged about this pattern a few posts ago, but I think it bears repeating - this was a fun and fast pattern (it looks more complicated than it was) and the directions were accurate.
A tiny bit about borders... I really don't like the border part of a quilt. But, by doing just 2 strips here and there at night I was able to finish this top in good order. There is a pieced cream/floral border, a floral border and then the scrappy pieced outer border. So lots of borders for someone who doesn't like borders! But the end results are well worth the extra effort!
ALL from stash!!! I even got to use some pre-cut 2.5" strips from my strip bins. I used my LARGE floral fabric that I didn't want to cut down into little pieces. I used some medium value fabrics that sometimes I have a hard time using, but like buying because they are pretty. The fabrics I used don't exactly "match", but because of the white borders - there is enough space around them that it does all work. Yes, I even cut the last tiny bit of 2 oldie but goodie fabrics for this top. The backing is even from stash - a very nice piece of mottled rust/brown flannel - I bought it for the backing for another quilt and didn't get enough - but it was perfect amount for the back of this quilt. Everything is all neatly folded together and ready to send off to be quilted. I figure - about 11 yards for this quilt. I can't wait to get it back from the quilter and snuggle under it!!! As much as I love my fabrics sitting on a shelf, I love them ever so much more when they are in a quilt!
And - in case you are wondering... yes, we did get rain instead of snow so Little Boy could not go sledding. However, snow is forcasted for tomorrow so I expect I will be troopsing up and down that hill to supervise exciting sledding in the very near future. In the meantime - today I went out for a nice bike ride in the extra balmy 4C (high 30's) weather we have - no snow banks/slush to fight - ok, so I still wore ski pants and my winter hat under my helmet. By myself! Not sure when that will happen again (both the clear roads and being by myself) but at least I enjoyed it today!