On both of these quilts I constructed the backing in a very non-traditional way. I read on a blog about a new method that uses less fabric and is very useful for small quilts. This quilt is 48 x 64 so it fits into the category. The backing fabric is cut on the diagonal and then sewn back together. It is very useful when the width of the quilt back is 1 1/2 times or less then the width of the fabric. It was developed by John Flynn . There is also a neat website that does the calculation for you so you don't have to do the math to figure out how much fabric is needed for the backing.
I was skeptical at first but it works and I used a metre less fabric then I would have if I had cut the backing the traditional way and there is less waste. I like leftover fabric but I don't like waste.
Those are YKW's fingers again.
I also rounded the corners on this quilt. I had never done that before but took my cue from the Dresden plate and it gives it real character.