I have been wanting to make a quilt like this for a while now and I've also been wanting to try making half square triangles using the first method in this tutorial (the one where you start with a square, sew all the way around the edges, and then cut it diagonally into 4 parts).
I made this quilt first as the test quilt for the solids quilt. I used Violet Craft's fabric - Madrona Road - which I got from my local Modern Quilt Guild - they were giving it away for a challenge project.
I also found this perfect backing fabric from JoAnn (surprisingly). I kind of love it - and I wish it came in every color!
The second quilt I made with a very specific color palette for a friend's baby. She said she wanted a grey quilt, and that she didn't really want pink or yellow with it. I dug through my solids and thought these might work. I LOVE how it turned out.
I especially love the backing fabric. One of my all time favorites.