I backed it in Regent Street Lawn's Floral English Garden in Ivory, hoping a lighter weight fabric would put less stress on the delicate quilt top. The result is so silky and light, I love it!
The binding is Kona Crocus, which didn't match exactly with the original purples, but I like how it brightened things up a bit and I love a stark contrast binding.
The quilt belongs to my aunt, and I hope it brings many years of snuggling. It's pretty amazing to think about the hands that pieced this beautiful top many years ago, and the time and thought put into it by one of my ancestors. I loved being able to make it something that is now useful and beautiful, instead of something in a box!