What a great layer cake pattern! Simple and really showcases and frames the prints! The possibilities are endless with a large selection of layer cakes and other pre-cuts to choose from at the Fabric Shack at www.
How to make backing fabric to fit your quilt, when it doesn't. John Flyn's method with diagrams. DO use a seam, make sure to take the selvages off, and press the seam open. I long arm quilt and love it because the seam isn't in the same place as I roll!
Quilting - This is ingenious! John Flynn's Diagonal backing calculator helps to minimize the amount of fabric needed for your quilt backing. (Flynn was a bridge-building engineer before he became a quilter, and you can tell it from his great tricks.
Turning 20 or Taking a Turn quilt pattern. Pick out just 20 fat quarters and stack them up in times) and cut per this diagram and SNAP you have a whole quilt ready to sew! This works great and in a single weekend you have a quilt!