I am really happy with the results, but will admit that I was slightly skeptical when I was arranging the blocks. As I was putting them together, it dawned on me that the color scheme may bring my dad back to the 70's when I was born. I mean, I used the terms rust, olive and mustard to describe some of the colors, but they could arguably be called burnt orange, avocado and goldenrod. I'm having a shag carpet flashback into my childhood bedroom. With all the additional neutrals, however, it didn't take long for me to get past it--and love it!
I ended up increasing the length to accommodate my dad's height so now the quilt measures 60" x 78" -- a great size for his afternoon snoozes on the couch. The quilt is made up of 520 half square triangles that finish at 3" each.
I quilted it with a straight stitch 1/4" from each vertical and horizontal seam.
Due to my last minute decision to increase the length, I needed to add a scrappy border to the bottom with some of the leftover prints.
The main backing fabric of woodland deer is a subtle, personal touch for my dad who is a hunter and nature-lover.
I'm crossing my fingers that he likes it.