This pattern called for varying shades of gray, but I wanted something bright and cheerful to offset the mid-winter doldrums. The pattern comes from the Village Creek (http://www.villagecreeklodi.com/) in Lodi, WI. (A quilt shop I need to visit and blog about soon).
I'm a little dissappointed in the backing fabric. Didn't notice the variation is shade until I got it home. Didn't think to center the light stripe until it was too late. Oh well, live and learn. Time to start another project! :)