This blanket was made this summer during one one of those hot, hot and even hotter weeks. I am trying very hard to use up my fabric that has been sitting. These colors for some reason represent my heart and soul. I love the mauve's in this quilt and the gray with the the little flowers. I had some batik fabric in this quilt but realized it did not work so I had to take/rip it out. In the long run it pulled the quilt together. I have a friend who is a seamstress and years ago she told me to never be afraid to rip something out that is not working. Well Jan, thanks. I rip out all of the time!