I finally got back to the 16 patch that started this garden series. I had stolen the prettiest pink blocks from this group and made Peony Garden. Then I just couldn't make myself work with this group again. As I was cleaning off a table Wednesday I picked up the blocks and went to the design wall and in 20 minutes had "Autumn Coneflowers" ready to sew. The coneflowers have dark brown centers now and the petals are drying up. I think this top has the feel of my back garden right now.
I dived into the backing bins again and came up with this one for this quilt.
While showing the 3 tops to some friends yesterday I decided that the morning glory print would look good with the "Zinnia Garden" quilt.
That meant looking for more choices for "Peony Garden". First I tried 2 greens.
Then I pulled a pink print but it is almost too bubblegum pink.
Next I re-tried the print from yesterday. I still like this one, but I like the green fabrics too.
And the final piece I pulled was tried with 2 of the quilt tops. I'm not sure I like it well enough with either of them.
Yes I have a lot of pieces large enough for backing. Every time I found a sale for $3 - $4.50 a yard I considered buying enough for a backing. I haven't paid full price for a backing for many years.