Thanks for your suggestions about the backing and binding last time I blogged about this! I used a binding with teal in it to bring in a bit of a cool color to an otherwise warm quilt, and I ended ordering some extra fabric for the back since Fresh Squeezed Fabrics had it on super sale last month. This way I was able to stick with my original idea of just using one solid piece for the back.
Before making this quilt, I did not think I would ever design my own quilt or do any form of hand quilting. I did both with this one! I used a variegated DMC Pearl 8 thread (one spool was enough for the whole quilt; I ordered 4!), and I found all kinds of really helpful information for the entire process from the Quilting 101 class on Chasing Cottons.