Commissioned Tree Quilt

Eeek!  I am making my first commissioned quilt.  My sister in law's manager loved the Big Tree Quilt I made for them and asked if I could make a baby sized one for her good friend who loves trees.

The Big Tree Quilt

I am so glad I said yes to the commission.  I have had a blast making these blocks and am sad that I only have 4 more to make.

The blocks in the Big Tree Quilt were 12 inches square and these will be 10 inches.  I find that I am making the trees slightly larger than last time so there isn't quite as much white space.  I'm not sure how I feel about that right now.  I might add some white sashing to spread them out a little bit more, we'll see.  The last four blocks will definitely have single smaller trees in them so there is more white space in the finished quilt.

I went to the local quilt store today to buy the backing and binding.  She wanted a pieced backing with light and dark green fabrics - no problem.  I picked up some Central Park and a coordinating Civil War reproduction fabric manufactured by Andover Fabrics.  I love how the traditional and modern fabric compliment each other.

It was only when I got it back home and put them next to the tree blocks that I realized how much yellow was in the backing fabrics.  Most of the trees have more blue undertones.   I think it will be ok since it is on the back - it would never do for a border fabric, but I am not in love with it.  I am going to make some of the last trees with some with yellow undertoned fabric and hopefully that will help it blend more.  What do you think?