Friday, March 9, 2012

Beautiful backing fabrics......

The backing fabric for Rainbow River is just as colorful as the top.  And yes, I had that in my stash!  I still  have 2.5 yards of it left for another quilt.  When I find potential backing fabrics on sale for $2-4 a yard I usually buy 6-8 yards so I have enough for anything from a twin to queen size back.  I have had this piece for a long time, maybe 10 years, so the quilt was finally made that needed it.  It is a Hoffman of CA fabric.
I got three of the stars quilted last night on Sparkling Stars.  I know I have had this backing fabric for more than 11 years because I bought it when I worked at the quilt shop in Batavia, IL and I left that job in Aug. 2000.  It is also a Hoffman of CA fabric.
I love my little Begonia.  Every leaf is a different color and design.  It has 3 more leaves started and I'm wondering what colors they will be.

13 comments:

Ángela said...

Wonderful colours!!!Very nice things...Your blog is very very beautifull and it´s a great work.
Greetings

Sewing Junkie said...

Having stash is a good thing. I wish I had more room to add to mine. The backings will be good choices. Chris

Ольга Т. said...

Краски и цвета радуют глаз! Всё очень гармонично.

Frog Quilter said...

Your backing fabrics are as pretty as your batiks. I have a whole closet (small) just for backs. When I see a good deal I buy it.

Keep the morning eye candy coming!!!

patty a. said...

Your backing fabric is so beautiful! It's great to have a stash! You have inspired me to look for some bargain fabric when I head out to work the sale at Miller's Dry Goods in May when I work. I always make sure I get there early so I get first pick! All the fabric will be 30% off including the bargain basement fabric. Let's hope I can get some wonderful and colorful fabric to add to my stash.

Gale, pursuing as much as I can as fast as I can! said...

Gorgeous backs! I have lots of fabrics that haven't yet aged enough to be used :). Thanks for the color explosion!

Sheila said...

Those Hoffman of CA fabrics are BEAUTIFUL! I love to watch how you boldly embrace COLOR in your quilting projects in your post entries!

Anonymous said...

Do you save fabrics just for backing specifically ? Or do they sometimes end up in your quilt tops ?

They are lovely pieces for the backs. Difficult to find those prints today. Well ~ it may be where one lives too.

J~MT

Muddling Through said...

Even your pot plants are exuberantly colorful!

And the backing fabrics are perfect. I am always so happy when that perfect fabric is right there in my "home store". It's wonderful to shop in your own stash!

crazylegs said...

I remember that Hoffman fabric! I have a piece in a different colorway. I really love Rainbow River.

Cathi said...

What fabulous backing fabrics! They're perfect for the quilts.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Those stars are magnificent. That is going to be a beauty.

I have that same begonia. I am wintering it over and have had the edges of the leaves dry out but it is hanging in there and I think it is
going to be fabulous this summer.

Julierose said...

What kind of begonia is that--Reiger?? The leaves are beautiful--just like your quilts--what a lovely site...