The brick layout of this quilt, along with the colors and prints remind me of the secluded courtyards and patios that you find tucked away in some homes in Louisiana. Here are a couple of pictures (courtesy of tripadvisor.com) that give you an idea of what I mean-
Red bricks, scrolled wrought iron, and lush plants create a gorgeous space where I think this quilt would look right at home.
Somehow, the wooden deck, iron chair, and brick on my house don't create quite the same ambiance, but hopefully you get the idea!
I used every bit of the layer cake in the front of the quilt, so there wasn't any left for the backing, or even the label. I used a tan tonal paisley for the backing, and as a bonus, it came in an extra-wide bolt, so no seams necessary! I also had to find a fabric for the label that would blend well with the French General for the label, and decided to go with a red and tan gingham to keep the French-country feel. The binding is Kona Espresso, and I just love that rich brown with the reds and shades of beige and tan.
My mom absolutely loves her quilt, and I am so glad. I just know it will look perfect in their home in Louisiana.