I did spend time last week sewing together a quilt top and bottom between the hours of work and sleep and work. It was pretty simple to sew since there was only a 4 piece border around the top fabric and 4 equally sized pieces for the back. Once I made my quilt sandwich (with an old wool blanket inside) I started to quilt and realized that I was about to make a monkey's arse of my pretty fabric! I promptly put it aside and will rip out the seam that I had started....right before I send it up the road to get quilted by someone who knows what they're doing. There is a lady living near me who will do an all over stipple pattern for a very reasonable price. Sold.
Top with border.
Top with border and backing rolled over.
The all over stipple will be in a mustard coloured thread that will be lost in the confusion of paisley but pop out like crazy on the burgundy boarder. I'm thinking this will be a very nice blanket for the living room with all it's earthy colours.