My look back today is to a quilt top called The Goose Is Loose, which I finished on 8/3/08. The pattern came from a magazine, and I originally started this project in a completely different color palette. I had gone with a floral fabric for the background with teal blues and soft greens. The "geese" were going to be all one color - a teal-ish blue in a bit darker shade than in the background fabric. But I was a beginner quilter at that point, and my points didn't always match up, and things got a little wonky in some places. So that project had gotten put in the closet ... waiting for another day to be finished.
In the meantime I acquired a bundle of fat quarters in an overdyed fabric line, from a quilt show. I combined that with some classic Amish black fabric as a background and I started over.