I'm pretty sure this is the fastest that I have ever completed a quilt. Usually it takes months, if not years!
I was kind of surprised that the light colored diamonds seem to pop out at you.
I quilted it on my Janome 6600 sewing machine and the quilt pattern (as much as I could follow it) is from Angela Walter's book, Free-Motion Quilting, and is swirled hook. However, it took me a while to figure out how to do the hook, so depending on which part of the quilt you are looking at, you might not see it.
This picture contains some of the blocks that Joan sent me - I sent her some of mine in exchange. I also traded some fabric strips with other people at the workshop.
Since the top is scrappy (mostly made with men's shirts that I bought at garage sales), I figured that I would make a scrappy backing as well. The majority of the fabric I used for the back is from either garage sales, thrift shops or was given to me.
Except for some of the border fabric, that is. The cheddar/orange fabric is from Andover's Jo Morton and I bought it at a garage sale for $2.00 per yard. Same with some of the dark green in the border - I had to throw in some reproduction fabrics!
I decided to participate in Lori's quilt along (QAL). It will be a small one and I hardly had to do anything to get this first part put together because I had all the HSTs leftover from other projects. The basket block was also a leftover block.