My husband was mightily entertained by me walking around the store with my nose in it, and generously steered me away from small children and display cases.
I'd seen the quilt kit that was available for it (named "Fresh Slices" by the FQS), but decided that lime green wasn't really my thing. So, having properly recovered from the Great Fat Quarter Hunt of '10 , I set out to make another project from fat quarters. I had a couple of pinks and oranges from a previous project I'd abandoned, and a some purple because even though I am not a big "stash without a project in mind" type, purple is my favorite color and so naturally there were a few cave-ins. The rest I was able to supplement with striped fabric found at my first-ever quilt show, and a couple of quick trips to the local shops.
I was in such a hurry to get started that I forgot to take pictures of the uncut fabric or even the blocks. But in short order I had the center of the quilt assembled, like so:
And then the outer border came together like so:
Pretty cool, huh? I definitely liked the way this top turned out, with the pinks and oranges and purples and maroons, and I was able to use up some stash I otherwise wouldn't have know what to do with.
Plus when it came down to it, I was pleased with my color selection. Dianeloves2Quilt has suggested I name it "Sunset Surprise" since the orange and purple centerlines remind her of presents, and the colors make me think of a sunset.
And here is the back, pieced (yet again) from some mix of scraps and new fabric:
I just finished quilting this myself a week or 2 ago, but that's a post for another time.