I had a nice bit of the green backing fabric from the kit Fat Quarter Shop has for this quilt. I used some to cut 1.5 inch strips, folded in half and basted to the front before binding, to add just a little something special to the quilt. I really like how it turned out. I think it just encases the blocks and makes it cozy looking.
It seemed funny to be taking pictures of a Christmas quilt the sweltering heat! But I suppose that's how it is for many of our friends in different parts of the world during Christmas. There was a little breeze under the trees out of the sun.
Here is a super sunny shot from out under the trees. Definitely Christmas in July! Please check out the Jolly Jabber blog for more info on the quilt along. This quilt really was a "Little Joy" to make.