At least I have someone to "blame" for this quilt. My friend Mia, friend from college, was researching wedding music for her daughter. She then came across a book called "Murder By Music", The Wedding Quilt.", written by Barbara Graham. She emailed me the title because I love music, and quilts, so I went to look for it at the library. Hmm. Looks interesting, so checked it out. While driving home, and at a stop light, I started to thumb through it, and found that not only is it a novel, but there's also a mystery quilt pattern included! Yes, I've read at least one more of her books, and I think I have #3 checked out now. All with mystery quilt patterns in them. This one started with a specific quantity of what would turn out to be the background fabric, so I just pulled whatever I had where there was enough fabric to start with. Then I added the solids to coordinate with the print background.
Since the quilt was so patriotic to begin with I used the "Where Eagles Dare" panto. This one went to the Multnomah County Sheriff's officer I found sitting and doing paper work in his patrol car next to me. Always fun to surprise the officer and offer them something nice.