I spent a long time going through my large pieces of flannel to find a backing for the Stack and Slash quilt. I had enough of this pink print (purchased at a great sale price) but I didn't think it related well enough to the front of the quilt. I found several more that looked good but there wasn't quite enough of any of them.
I had pulled out this boring beige flannel when I was choosing fabrics for the front but decided to look for a different one. In the end this is the one that looks the best.
It is actually a Moda Christmas fabric from about 15 years ago. It says Peace on Earth below every little drawing of buildings. I know I bought it on sale at the end of the season and I actually have enough left over to make a couple matching pillowcases.
Rattlesnake progress: I got 2 more blocks made. It takes about an hour for each which includes tearing out the paper. It happens to be newsprint paper in this pattern and it tears out easily. All of you that do paper piecing know what my floor looks like in the studio after tearing out the papers. No matter now neat you try to be, little pieces of paper fly onto the floor.
I did a favor for a friend and she surprised me back with a gift certificate to Batiks Etcetera. I had a lot of fun shopping at their site and was surprised to get an email the same afternoon that the package had been shipped.