the backing i used was something my mom gave me that my sister like so that worked out nicely. it's a black and blue ticking.
just used a solid blue for the binding and washed it up and will give it to him this week.
i don't know if you can tell the color of this wall but this is going to be my sewing room in my new house. it's called rainwater. (martha stewart) i LOVE it!!!!!! very soothing. our house is coming along nicely. all the painting that i can do for now is done!! it feels GOOD!!! we leave for ohio on friday and i CAN'T WAIT!!!! fabric shack here i come!!! i won't have to think about the house for two weeks!!! :) i just finished my second quilt to bind in the car. a queen size and twin size. one is my son's and one is a wedding gift for when i get back. lots going on!! it's all good. hope you are doing well!!:)