The backing fabric began as a duvet cover from IKEA that my friend took a seam ripper to and then graciously offered to me. Thanks again Robin, its the perfect backing fabric!
And thanks also to Holly who entered one of my giveaways where I asked for quilt suggestions for a young boy! She made this quilt for her son's bedroom. You can make it too! The pattern is from Joelle Holverson's book Last Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts The book gives directions for a 56 inch square quilt...I simply added fabric top and bottom to make it more suitable for a twin size bed.
and I should tell you all that my darling daughter took these pictures today in the 7 minutes of sunlight while I held it up on the back yard bench!