I won't see my daughter-in-law until next weekend, so I have extra time to finish her quilt. Sometimes having more time works against me though, since I spent way too much time this weekend deciding on a layout for the back.
For the front, I decided to augment the pieced border with a neutral border from a jelly roll and a border sewn from the quilt back fabric.
On the back I echoed the pieced border with some of the prints from the quilt top, then added a "snowball" to mimic the ones on the front.
The backing, Violet and Chocolate by Windham, was an end-of-the-bolt I purchased for $5.00/yard at my LQS. I got it before I bought Audra's Iris Garden, and my husband helped me pick it out of my stash to use as the back. I love the intensity of dark purple with little sprigs of cream flowers and the way it complements the front.
Tomorrow I will sandwich it and start quilting - a race to the finish line!