I have been really into using up my existing fabric and trying NOT to buy buy buy. I have had a bundle of batik fat quarters for a few years now - and they were chose for the Hugs and Kisses quilt. The background is a mix of text and numbers. I went one more row of X's and O's in length than I planned, the quilt is about 50 X 70 now, but I am going to add a thin border to it.
I am envisioning orange minky on the back - just because it's for a 9 year old - who I think would love SOFT.