I wanted a quilt similar to this one over at Red Pepper Quilts, but more colourful. It is hard to capture the true colours of this quilt - the background is much darker in real life. It is a shot cotton so it really shimmers as you move it around in the light.
I made this wonky star to break up the plain back. I saw a star like this made by June a while back (she's a Modern Monday member) and thought it was quirky and just what I wanted on the back. Both the shot cotton and the Denyse Schmidt fabric on the back are really soft. I just did random straight line quilting trying to avoid quilting through a completely vertical 'slice' because I quilted in a dark thread to match the background. The photo below is a truer representation of the colour.