And below is a "stained glass" version with the sunlight revealing the seams. I love that.
Binding has been prepared. I did not have enough of the olive green fabric to go all the way around, but managed to stretch it with some additional grey linen scraps used for the background. I think it will look quite sharp and very modern.
The backing is light green with white polka dots (a classic on my blogs) and some strips of white and grey to extend the main fabric, as I was a little short on the former. As there is light green mixed in with the olive green binding fabric, it all works rather well together.
With regards to the quilting, I thought to try pebbling the green centers to corroborate the circle motif and then stipple all that is grey, leaving the sun rays "au natural".
Now, if I could only figure out if any of the scraps from the paper-piecing can be salvaged or sadly thrown away - such a waste if they had to go in the bin. Suggestions are welcome.
Have a glorious day!