I've had this quilt top done for at least two years. Without realizing it at the time, the yellow and blue colors are favorites of my baby sister. I wanted the back to tie into the front and not just be a single color so I used some of the half square triangles left over from the front as well as remnants of the solid blue and yellow fabrics to create the back.
This year I opted to have the quilt professionally quilted with a swirl and butterfly pattern in a variegated thread and surprise her with the quilt as a Birthday Gift.
This quilt was a long time in the making. By far the hardest pattern I've worked with. It began as a 9-patch which was the simple part. It was all the cutting apart and sewing back together in a specific order that made it challenging. I'm happy to say that I was able to give this as a gift to my dear friend for her 50th Birthday in December 2014.