I've decided to break free of white for the background fabric and am going with Kona Ash. It's the medium to light grey you see in the bottom left corner of the photo. Grey seems to be a popular trend in the quilting world. Well, I might be hitting the tail end of that trend. I had fully intended to use white but when I placed the ash colour by the fabrics, it really made the whites in the print fabrics pop and it toned down a bit (I think) the brighter colours.
Instead of the red pieces that separate the prints in the magazine version of the quilt, I'm going to use that almost solid green. It looks goldier in the photo than it really is.
Anyway, that's what I plan on working on next week. I'm very excited. And a little nervous!