Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Blue Skies Back

It took longer than I thought to make it to my local quilting store. I finally picked up some backing and binding fabric! YAY!

Here is a pic of the fabrics I decided on...

Striped binding, swirly backing, and the subway tile pattern top. I'm so excited to put it together! Well, actually, I'm excited to QUILT it, not BASTE it. Anyone else out there hate basting with a passion? Ugh.

I also finished piecing the backing.

I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I think the strip of fabric squares that match the front really helps break up the kinda boring swirls. I'm thinking of doing a cloud like pattern in all over quilting on it to finish it off. Looks like I should be on track to finish by Sat!

Next pics should be of the completed quilt :)

Happy Sewing,


1 comment:

  1. Janice,
    Your fabrics are beautiful! I hate basting too, but am not as experienced a quilter as you. I have made a few but I keep them pretty simple and do mostly machine quilting. I would love to learn the traditional methods, maybe I should see if there is a quilting group around here that would take me in. Good luck, can't wait to see the finished product!