If you missed my last post, this quilt will be a Christmas gift for the parents of a family member (by marriage). Since the recipient's favorite color is yellow, I was asked to make the binding and backing yellow. I really prefer for my binding and backing to be in contrasting colors so that when the quilt is turned over, both are distinct, so right away, I knew I needed to figure something out to be happy with it.
My solution was to use wide yellow stripes on either side of the scraps, then smaller green stripes down the length of the quilt. By doing this, I was able to minimize the binding and backing blending together. I used the same yellow fabric for both backing and binding, so it doesn't look strange on those small places at the top and bottom of the quilt where they do meet. I think the backing and binding are a win-win- lots of yellow, but still plenty of contrast.
This finished quilt measures 80" x 100," so it will cover a queen sized bed generously, and the quilt, including the scraps on the back, used up every single bit of a 40 FQ bundle- hooray for zero leftovers! These soft, dainty prints were so nice to work with, I just might have to choose lower volume fabrics more often!