My daughter Erin's best friend from high school graduated from the Coast Guard academy this year. She is stationed on the west coast. My friend Beth showed me this pattern called "Graham Cracker" and I decided it would be a neat way to use a jelly roll from The Hamptons line by Moda. The border fabric is also from the line. The backing fabric is something I got a year or so ago, not knowing what I was going to do with it. It JUST fit the back, with nothing to spare from top to bottom.