I started this quilt in 2001 and just finished it after many years away from quilting. I fell in love with the rose floral fabric that I used in the borders and had to choose a variety of co-ordinating colors for the strips. I like the diagonal pattern. I quilted a circle of hearts in the center of each block (my first attempt at free-motion) and customized the borders to suit the bed in our travel trailer. I seem to be incapable of following a pattern exactly - I always have to add my own touches. I cook like that too.