When I first started quilting, I went through a phrase where I'd see a pattern, think I could pull of the technique, take myself up on the dare and immediately start cutting fabric. This is one of those quilts.
We were at Mom's house for Christmas and I was flipping through one of her quilting magazines and found the pattern for this one. She gave in to my begging and let me borrow the magazine for a little while and I started cutting red scraps. A few blocks in, I wasn't sure if I was making a cute quilt or wasting all of my best red fabric.
The quilt came together and I was happy with it....then I started seeing pictures from Infinite Variety and I wanted my red fabrics back in my stash. Almost nine years later, I've bought more reds and I'm happy with the quilt again.
If I was doing it again, I'd buy a piece of red yardage for the back. As fond as I am of pieced backs, I could have made much better use of these cuts of fabric.