I used the backing fabric for the color inspiration and went with a variety of blues and greens. The quilt top is made up of 3.75" finished half square triangles so this involved a lot of trimming!
I cut my binding strips 2.75" wide which is what I have been doing more and more often. When I first started quilting I always used 2.25" wide binding strips, then moved on to 2.5", and now I am preferring 2.75". One thing that I like about the wider binding is that it seems to be easier to make a nice, crisp corner.
Finished size: 57" x 68"
Backing Fabric: Denyse Schmidt Franklin
Binding Fabric: Pure Elements Nocturnal (available here)
Batting: Quilter's Dream Cotton Select