Thursday, April 17, 2014

Backing fabric choices..............



In my search for backing fabric I found almost enough of the one on the left.  I would be 1/2 yard short so I could piece a section out of the leftover fabrics to fill in.  Then I found the fabric on the right of which I have enough for one length for the back.  So....my choices would be one full length of each fabric or piecing in a section to add to the fabric on the left.  They are both Martha Negley fabrics, also Westminster fabrics like Kaffe Fassett fabric is.




22 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Great combination. I like them both. Ok here is a question. In your collection of fabrics did you purchase first hand or mostly online? I know you have collected over years. The shops I frequent which is few don't carry the lines you talk about. Just curious. Chris
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Gene Black said...

I really like the one on the left. I would say use it, but then it almost seems a shame for it to be on the back.

suemac said...

I like both. Maybe half and half.

Linda Swanekamp said...

How can you go wrong with either of them? They are both great. I wish I could find fabric like that. It is hard to know exactly what fabric is online, and I do buy some that way. Your fabrics are the best. I would probably pass out if I ever walked in and saw your stash.

Christine said...

I love this yellow-y quilt. it reminds me of the orange one you did last year (?) sometime, both supremely juicy-looking!

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

combining them would be great

patty a. said...

The are both great fabrics! I don't know that I could choose!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I would use the fabric on the left and piece in the fabric on the right as needed - adding a bit of a surprise rather than a 50/50 arrangement.

Fun to see the results when you shop your incredibly awesome stash . . .

Susan said...

I think the two would look great together with this quilt!

Heather said...

I like your first idea of piecing in leftover fabrics from the front with the fabric on the left. More work, but it makes the quilt almost reversible in the end with a more coordinated look. It's a great top that deserves a great backing!

christijowinter933@yahoo.com said...

I like the yellow "streamer" fabric on the left, so I would vote for using as much of that as possible, then piecing in the blank spots with either leftover fabrics from the front, or the other yellow fabric.

JJM said...

These two gold pieces just make me smile, what a great backing these two will make. I always am in awe of your stash. And to have the perfect backing combinations for all your creations is a great compliment to your profession.

JJM

Lisa C said...

I would prefer the one on the left with leftovers from the front. Good luck! Either will be lovely.

Petra said...

I like the fabric on the left. It looks like flowers which complements the front. Would like to use it with some of the fabric from the front.

Muddling Through said...

That would be a hard call - they are both so pretty. Either way, it will be perfect for that front.

Juliequilt said...

i love the idea of the golden fabric with a pieced in section.

Carol said...

How about an offset 4-patch for the back using both fabrics? I learned this from another blog I read and have done it with great results.

Carole in Nebraska said...

I'd go with the first choice.

suzanprincess said...

I too like the idea of the offset 4-patch for the back using both fabrics, with the largest single part being the golden-with-streamers one.

Brown Family said...

I like the two together.

Stephanie Brokaw said...

How much piecing do you want to do? And do you want to use up one or the other or the leftovers or have some left for your stash? That helps me decide sometimes. You could use both and make SuperNova for the back.

Kevin the Quilter said...

Or, you could do a large strippy quilt backing which would add a lot of interest! I love both of those fabrics!