I used that "mistake" purchase of the Kona Cotton midnight to back the quilt, with a strip of a Love fabric down the middle. I quilted it with the "stitch in the ditch" method.
I bound it in a honeycomb Midwest Modern fabric - the only piece of matching fabric that I had enough of to use. It matched pretty well and created the illusion of a stripe.
I am so grateful for my friendship with this friend - we met on a volunteer abroad program to South Africa - a trip that happened almost 9 (!) years ago. We have gone so many different directions since then, but we always manage to "pick up where we left off" and I am so grateful for her. I hope that this quilt will bring her some extra warmth and also serve as a reminder of my gratitude for friendship.