My husband likes it, so what can I say?
I'd like to thank each of you that left comments on my dilemma over this custom quilt. I was amazed that you cared enough to give your ideas. Every suggestion helped me to come to a conclusion on how to make this quilt.
Quite a few of you mentioned that the football fabric should be included in the quilt top as well. I think you're right, and I'm basically decided on the final pattern. I went to my fabric stash with trepidation, since I was afraid that I wouldn't have anything to 'go' with this fabric. But I'm pleasantly surprised to find some that will work, although it's just a bit hard to use up my precious red squares...
And I think I need to quit buying polka dots and stock up on stripes and other small geometric prints.