This quilt was a scrap buster on the front and a stash buster on the back. I modified Mary's pieced back idea and used up some large pieces of blue fabric that I had in my stash. Blue was the perfect colour for the back of this quilt as it was destined as a gift for my mother-in-law who has blue in her bedroom. Even the binding was made from leftovers--two different navy blues that I had on hand in my fabric bins. I managed to use up the last piece of batting that I had on hand as well--which by the way ended up being within an inch of the right length! I was saying little prayers as I advanced the quilt hoping that the batting would be long enough.
My mother-ion-law could not attend the birthday celebration on Sunday when we celebrated Matthew and Dana's birthdays so I presented her with her birthday quilt on Monday evening. My mother in law will be 78 on Friday, May 4.