Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Backings chosen, squares sewn...........

This is one of the quilt tops that came off a hanger while Julie was here.  I started looking for a border fabric but I really couldn't find anything that has the same flavor so it will be borderless.  It is about 78" x 96" so it is pretty good size already.  I found the piece of fabric on the left in my backings box and I think it looks good with it.  I bought it for $4 a yard on the sale rack and I will have almost 2 yards left over to go into my regular stash.
This one is just a wallhanging size. I have had this backing fabric in my stash for about 20 years.
I made this Bento Box quilt top when I was teaching the class to show them how it looked being made with narrower strips.  I have enough of this backing fabric to do borders and binding although I will probably come back with red or blue for the binding.
Yesterday was church sewing circle so I spent the morning cutting pillowcases to take at 1 p.m.  As long as I was 20 miles from home and in a larger town with some big stores I ran some errands and didn't get home until almost 5.  Last night to unwind I sewed squares for 18 blocks for my print zig zag (Streak of Lightning) quilt in progress.

15 comments:

Olga said...

Какое красивое барджелло!!!

Debbie said...

Love the ancient backing fabric....that is a neat one. All three quilts are great, and can't wait to see the finishes.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

nice having fabric in the stash for the backings - that is one thing I normally have to purchase. I have a lot of small pieces but not a lot of big pieces.
Karen

patty a. said...

How nice it is to go shopping in your stash! I think the backs you picked are great. I look forward to seeing the finishe.

Sheila said...

Very nice backings. Beautiful quilt and wall hanging.
I usually need to buy backing fabrics after I finish a quilt. Unless I piece a backing from stash :D

LynneP said...

Your productivity inspires me!

Nifty Quilts said...

Love those combos with the backs!

Taos Sunflower said...

I don't think if you'd gone out looking for a backing for that top quilt you could have found a better backing. Let's hear it for a big stash!! Yay!

suemac said...

I usually only have pieces that are a yard or less. I need some backing fabrics now so I am hunting on ebay for bigger pieces.

hetty said...

Love your backing fabrics. Nice that you could find them in your stash. I used to buy mostly fat quarters, but lately, with all the LQS going out of business, I have bought several pieces large enough to be used for backings.

Muddling Through said...

Ah, stash shopping - my very favorite kind. I had a friend come over today and found just what she needed in mine. You've really done a good job of matching your backings to the quilt tops. As usual. You're a busy lady!

Lori said...

Lovely choices. Is the second one a Mary Ellen Hopkins'?

Donna~~ said...

Had to laugh over your 20 year old backing...I have the same fabric in black and purple both! :)

Paule-Marie said...

OMG, I remember that 20 yr old backing fabric. I bought the it too. Don't know if I still have it. I donated probably half my stash when we moved 7 years ago because I didn't want to pay for long term storage. (which is finally ending this year - YEAH!!)

I want to know how you are so productive. I need inspiration on that.

R & E said...

Wow - you are right - Bento Boxes look great in scrappy!!!
Elaine Adair