The pattern comes from February 2011 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting and is the featured quilt for the front cover. It is called "Row by Row" but I call my quilt Promise of Spring because of the warm week we had. It also looks kinda Easter-y. I varied from the original pattern only slightly by adding two more borders to make it bigger so it would be a generous throw size for curling up on the colder winter nights while waiting for spring.
Some of the fabrics are vintage like the blue flowers and daisy stripes. I threw in some solids to break up the print and to have places to rest the eye. The binding is pieced from the scraps left after finishing the top. The back is a vintage sheet. The batting is an 80/20 blend. It is perfect weight and has already been approved by the cat and husband who said it is his favorite quilt thus far!