Another board member made the center of this quilt top and really didn't like it at all. She called it "the ugly quilt". I loved it, so she gifted it to me and this is what I have added to finish it off. I needed it a little longer so added the checkerboard and the two narrow borders. When I layer and quilt it, the binding will be the same dark red in the checkerboard. I have renamed her "ugly quilt" to my "Coming Up Roses" quilt. I am keeping this one as my own personal throw. I have never kept one of my own quilts so this is the first one for me!!