Cumberland Collection, I knew it would be perfect for this quilt. Nice deep black with a soft cream instead of a stark white or tan.
The photo doesn't show the background very well. It is a tone on tone print. I don't usually like to use tone on tone because I sew at night and the tone on tone are hard to tell the right and wrong sides in the dark. But once daylight comes all the wrong pieces show up. But I couldn't see a solid background looking right to me. It just needed a little motion.
I quilted the background squares with what I call peacock feathers. The border has the same quilting pattern. I quilted the pieced blocks in the background only with little arcs to give the black prints some depth. Of course the red is solid Moda red.
Thanks for letting me share my Sherman's March with you today.