I had the Reverie jelly roll in hand before the quiltalong began and I decided to challenge myself to use a non-white, non-light gray background fabric for the quilt. The collection is super colorful and has a wide range of shades so I knew there would be lots of potential options.
This collection is so, so good and worked really well with this pattern because there was a good mix of values in addition to all of the colors. It made fabric placement nice and easy.
I ended up loving the quilt top so much that I splurged on backing and binding fabric from Reverie. The backing fabric is the Meander print in Galaxy (love it!) and the binding fabric is the Goldfish Breeze print. While I normally prefer a solid binding fabric, this print in combination with the Succulent background fabric and all of the colors was just perfect.
Instead of doing my normal crosshatch, I quilted close-ish straight lines and I used 40wt thread (instead of my normal 50wt) to help the quilting stand out a little more. I think I need to start using 40wt more often.