I had ice cream with my oldest grand-daughter yesterday and talked about this quilt. I made it for her birthday and wasn't really sure if she liked it. (You know how that goes-when you think something should be perfect there are usually a few worries!) Turns out that she doesn't know if she likes the top better or the back. The back is a variegated fabric that shifts from blues to purples to soft mauves. The top is 'great' but the back makes her think of waves. So I guess that is good-either side works. Hmmmm...not sure how I feel about that because most of the work went into the top and the back is just fabric. But the quilt is being used and she knows it was stitched with love from Grandma-that's good enough for me!!!