It always surprises me how little my taste in quilts has changed over the past decade. The kinds of quilts that make my heart go pitty-pat haven't changed all that much.
Which is nice, because it means that I still love most of my early projects.
I finished the top for this quilt back in 2009. pin basted it a year later, then procrastinated for another two years before I worked up the nerve to quilt it. It was, and still is, one of my absolute favorite quilts and I was afraid of ruining it with my beginning attempts at free-motion quilting.
In hindsight, it's probably a good thing that I waited.
There are at least twenty different brown prints here, most of them purchased just for this project. I did a lot of shopping and searching for just the right colors, which may make it one of the more expensive quilts I've made to date. I don't plan many quilts like that these days. If I can't pull most of it from my scrap bags, it probably isn't going to happen.