In a back corner cubby was a LaDDa design. An old one. One I had in my stash...the model looked nothing like the chart cover. The chart cover was dark & murky. It made me wonder why I bought it...not much wondering: I must have loved the bones of the design.
Yankee's rendition was brighter, clearer, happier. That was the version I went home to create (with a few changes both intentional and unintentional - the unintentional being the miscounts that I can kept to avoid redoing).
The chart original was done on BOAF Meadowlark which is a great fabric which I have in my stash but it was not the look I was seeking in this piece.
There you have it. My first start of the year and finished within a month.