Monday, June 26, 2023

Use the pretty ones..............

We finally got rain overnight Saturday into Sunday, 3/4".  That is the first rain in 5 weeks.  It turned cooler with quite a breeze yesterday.

My task yesterday was to find backings...and yes this is a pretty one.

I'm going to put it on the back of the Winged Square/Cut Glass Dish quilt which is mostly light colors.

Next was the backing for the Snail's Trail quilt.

The stripes in this quilt run vertical and the backing will be turned so the leaves run vertical too.  I should have refolded the top for this photo.  This is one of my favorite batiks and one of the few that I had a 6 yard piece.  This is a big quilt top.

Then I cut all of the triangles for a baby quilt to get the fabrics off the ironing table.  The white with dot will be paired with all of the other colors for a zig zag small quilt like the yellow one I made last year.

To end the day I made more pinwheel blocks for the Fonthill quilt.  I need to cut light blues next for pinwheels.

Today and tomorrow are supposed to be in the 70s, a pleasant change from the high 80s - 90 and A/C running.  All windows will be open for 2 or more days.



Linda Swanekamp said...

We were supposed to get rain, but no. You certainly got a lot done and decisions made. All wonderful pieces. The backings are perfect.

Julierose said...

We awakened to another foggy morning--socked in here--warm and humid at 66!
The backings you've chosen are just lovely--and that dotted one will go so well with the greens for the 1/2 sq triangles...nice choices...
hugs, Julierose

JJM said...

Grand post today Wanda ~ all fabric backings are so perfect,
plus cutting more green triangles, that are so appealing already.
And to add more stitching up of your pinwheels that have a lovely soft golden glow.
Loved every photo and your details. Great ‘kick off’ for the work week.


Barbara Anne said...

Those backing fabrics are just perfect with the quilts you've paired them with!!
What a cute baby quilt you're beginning, too.
The new pinwheels for Fonthill are looking good and I look forward to seeing the blues you'll use next.


Anonymous said...

That is downright gorgeous backing fabric.

Patty said...

You have to love shopping your stash! Those backings are perfect! It is nice to have the next few quilts lined up for finishing. Here we got a half inch of rain and it is still drizzling. The humidity is threw the roof so it was not fun doing a bit of work in the garage tonight.

MaryJo said...

Is there some way to see the full photo of your winged square/cut glass dish floozie ? Love it !
Also love your backing choices...

MaryJo said...

Oops, I think it's called a Flimzy, not a Floozie ! LOL