Did you have a pattern in mind? Funny thing I'm making the same type of quilt. I saw in a magazine a quilt with a colorful background pieced then flowers appliqued all over out of Dresden plates. I'm doing one in fall colors as the background and turkeys made from Dresden plates with leaves and pumpkins appliqued as well. Interested to see how you decide to do the background! I'm using what the pattern in the mag has but interested to see different too!!