Originally I planned to do some fancy fmq, but in the end decided to echo the design with random straight lines. Much easier, and I like the results. I think it works better with the quilt design.
Here are my nephews' quilts together. The fabrics are all the same colors, although different light in the photos makes the oranges look quiet different. The plaid quilt has truer colors. I finished the big brother's quilt last year.
I designed the plaid quilt such that I could make a smaller size as well. I'm thinking of doing a throw in the same design sometime soon and even writing up a pattern once my kiddos are back in school.