I decided to go big on the scrappy for this finish. A scrappy backing:
And a scrappy binding:
The only rules were that any fabrics included in the backing or binding had to also be in the quilt flimsy! All I ended up buying for this quilt were the batting and thread (and I stock up on that kind of thing pretty often)!
I quilted it in a spiral as AmandaJean suggested in her QAL last summer.
Although this kind of quilting takes me awhile (and several spools of thread!), it was such a pleasure because I revisited every piece of fabric I used! I have scraps from one of the first quilts I ever made (an all blue Irish Chain quilt for my MIL in 2000) all the way up to scraps from quilts and other projects completed in 2015.
This quilt is not without its quirks! One of which is that it isn't entirely square. Even though I squared up the blocks and chunks I made as I sewed them together, and then tried my best to square up the whole quilt when it was completed, it still is a little out of whack on one side. Is that because the quilting distorted it a little bit? I'm not sure! It is something I didn't notice until the binding was completely finished, so it is something I'm going to love and laugh at about this quilt as I am cuddling under it with a good book later on today!
Linking up with Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun than Housework today, because I can never get too much scrappy inspiration!