In the end I decided on pink gingham. Nothing like my original idea, but it seemed to work. Cutting out the little suckers wasn't particularly easy. Normally I fold my fabric and cut at least 4 pieces at a time. These all had to be done individually to ensure the check was level. Luckily I had enough of the aqua spot fabric for corner-stones. Had to be something contrasting, as I'd never have been able to match up the gingham at the joins.
Although it's a bit "sweeter" than I anticipated, I rather like how it's turned out. Once I've found some fabric for the backing, I will finish the edge with binding in the aqua spot fabric. It's a shame it's such a dull day for taking photos, as the colours aren't looking quite right. Anyway - here it is..... my
Pretty Random Quilt
Do you like it?