And here it is after some painting. See how the quilting designs pop out. I started with a cream colored acrylic paint and didn't like that very much and went back and added a light aqua. I like that better, but I'm still not sure what color I will use on the big quilt. I'm leaning towards light blue. Now you can see why I used such vivid colors for the piecing. The painting tones it way down.
Now to get back to quilting he real McCoy. It really isn't a very big quilt, only 30" x 30", but it will have a lot of quilting on it as in the sample.