Sue pieced the top in SC at a recent retreat she attended, then shipped it up to me for backing and finishing. We consulted each other a bit on the choice of pattern, but she had some fabrics for the top at her end and ran with them.
I had something in my stash I was hoping to use for the backing - but didn't know until the top arrived in the mail that it would work WONDERFULLY to compliment her fabrics. I just had to insert a strip to allow me to use the width of the fabric for the backing - adds a great punch of color and interest to the back and uses so much less of the focus fabric than piecing a backing out of a single fabric. I use this style a lot for my lap and throw sized quilts.
I was able to use a bit of variegated rainbow thread for the 'not so' straight-line quilting - I had a spool left over from a project I had done last fall.
I used a bit of fusible and fussy cutting for the label - using the scraps cut from the excess backing along the sides of the quilt.