Yes, I know the block in the middle breaks the pattern. I didn't have quite enough of that blue. Oops. That is Gunnar's favorite part of the quilt... because it's different, I guess. When I realized I was short I thought about making that block "spin" the other way, but I didn't. Maybe I should have... but too late now!
The backing... well, I have a ton of that. At one point, back in our old house (which we sold in 2003!), I was going to make a shower curtain out of that and I think I bought four yards. I'm still using it.