Sunday, January 4, 2015
ONE. I'm hoping not to buy more fabric until I've used more (much, much more) of the fabric I have.
TWO. I need to layer a quilt and begin hand quilting. I'm at a loss without handwork and I finished the most recent quilt nearly a month ago. The one above is the next to be quilted.
THREE. I don't have a piece of fabric large enough for the back of this top (or any of my finished tops). This means I'll be piecing a back from fabrics I have on hand, including cotton and linen, yardage and pieces. I think it will be almost like making a second quilt top. It's the first time I've tried piecing a back from only "scraps."
These are the fabric possibilities. The photo's a little dark but I hope you get the idea.
It's always hard to choose backing fabric when the fabric in the quilt top is so varied, especially if I don't want a plain fabric. Even though the top has all pale fabrics, there's a variety of colors - cream, pink, blue, tan, white, and colors between.
It should be fun. It will feel like a huge success if I can sew small, medium, and large pieces of irregular-shaped fabric into one large back that lies flat (that may be the hardest part) and looks appealing.
Wish me luck!
I'm linking to Design Wall -- January 5, 2015 at Patchwork Times. Thanks, Judy.