It's been so long since I've had a finish!
I finally dug into my stash and made the Brown Bear by Eric Carle from the kit I purchased from Fons and Porter Love of Quilting, several years ago. Even though I dipped into the kit to make this teacher gift,
I still needed to make the quilt in the pattern/kit. Amazingly, I had enough fabric to make the quilt two rows longer than the pattern called for, and the only thing I substituted was a solid red for the inside sashing instead of the stripe. I didn't need to order any extra fabric! (Good thing, too, because the fabric is out of print by Andover, and is very hard to find. I can't find any of the panel print.)
So, I have no idea what I'm going to use for backing, since I'll need about 5 yards.
Go with something bright but totally different?
Find some other print of Eric Carle's books to use for backing? (Andover got the licensing to produce fabric from his books.)
Unfinished top: about 62" x 76"
My toddler loves the Brown Bear book right now. You should hear him try to "gu-ack" like the duck or pant like the dog.