The rest of the fabrics are mostly basic prints and calicos in the colors my bff requested (I also cut up an old purple plaid flannel shirt of the boyfriend's). I look at this quilt now and I think I would never pick these colors and fabrics to make something today, but I love how this quilt turned out and I'm glad I chose this arrangement. According to the sketches, it looks like I was originally going to include some red fabrics. In hindsight, I'm very glad I edited the red out.
I can't believe this now but I hand quilted the entire thing. This is unfathomable to me now since I machine piece and quilt everything I make. Hand work is just too time consuming to me. I love how it looks, but it's not worth it to me now with so little time available for my sewing.
Simply Solids Bee - and I think some of these simple squares patterns might look good with solids, especially the diagonal stripe. It would also be good practice for lining up corners evenly, which I still have trouble with since I'm not the best measurer and have very little patience for precision... oh well... I'll have to make that solids quilt to practice this!