I was really inspired by the Old Kentucky Album pattern from Bonnie Hunter in the January/February 2010 edition of Quiltmaker's magazine. From the ol' 2" strip bin, I pulled out a variety of strips in black, green, blue and mauve. But none of these had a lot of "zing" to them and thought a variety of reds would put some spice to the blocks and lend some consistency to the overall look. Also for consistency, I chose one background of white/tan checks to help tie it all together. Although I only made 20 blocks, it was still amazing how fast and easy the blocks were. I'll definitely be making more of these Old Kentucky Album quilts, especially when I need a quilt in a hurry!