The backing is a nice thick cloud-print flannel. It should be very cosy this winter!
I tried a new basting technique with this quilt. I thread-basted it instead of using basting spray, which has been my go-to basting method for many years. The thread-basting was very time-consuming, but it held the layers together nicely and I really appreciate not having to buy basting spray or deal with its fumes. I was satisfied, and after I finished this quilt I bought some curved needles to make thread-basting easier in the future.
I quilted the quilt using the suggestion in the book with the pattern. I used my walking foot to quilt a curved "echo" around each colored diamond. It was relatively fast and came out looking really nice. It's not a very dense quilting pattern, which made the finished quilt nice and soft.
All in all, I'm really happy with how this quilt turned out. The only thing I'm not thrilled with is my failure to heat-set the ink I used to write the label on the binding - it smeared in the wash. But I've learned my lesson and I won't make that mistake again!