This quilt started with a fabric exchange at the Oshkosh 2010 Quilt and Sewing Expo held in March. Barbara Raisbeck did the lecture called "Do You See What I See" and she suggested the 5 inch squares could be banded on two sides and laid out with every other one turned upside down. That makes double sashing in some places, the colored squares touching on the other sides, and makes the beautiful diagonal pattern. I used a multicolored small floral print fabric (because I love flowers) for the backing and binding and quilted it in the ditch. It fits on the top of a single bed in my guest room and ended up this size because of the number of squares from the exchange although I did double up with several of the fabrics I'd shared.
This was a fun project that took most of my free time for two months so now I have to get busy and wash windows and transplant some flowers. I hope you liked to see my retirement skills in action."