Hello there....this post has come up as a bit of a tutorial I guess,
scroll to the end if you don't want to listen to me waffle on or
if not grab a cuppa and pretend we are sitting in my studio and
I am telling you about my backing....
My first job was to cut strips 13 inches across by varying widths
from my leftover flannel fabrics, the Apple Harvest fabric is so
nice that I wanted to use up as much of it as I could....
I then set about joining them all into a very long strip, my quilt
is just over 2 and 1/2 metres long so I made around 175cm's....
I then gathered my border scraps and worked out I would have
enough if I cut them 1 and 3/4 inches wide....
I have joined them all together into 2 individual strips and set
about sewing them along each side of my scrappy strip....
I gave it all a good press and popped it up on my design wall..
Sideways and it was still too long....ha ha!
The backing I chose was actually 270cm wide which is perfect
so I purchased the same size as the quilt top 135cm across
ways, I could have just purchased a bit more and wouldn't
have needed to join it but I wanted to add the strip in...
I decided to have my scrappy strip off centre so I cut the
backing in two 2/3 in from the left hand side....
I then sewed the 2 sides of backing fabric to my scrappy strip...
Here it is on the deign wall and the floor....LOL!
The colours are so rich and lovely and
the blue/grey backing looks great!
Originally I was looking for brown/beige tones but found this
one at spotlight, the quality is really good as well which surprised
me and has given the whole project a totally different look...
Stay tuned to see the finished project after a trip to the Quilter!
I have Julie from Jewells Blog calling in to pick up both my
finished quilt tops this afternoon and they will be heading off
on a road trip to Dungog to be quilted for me....Yay!
Julie as been busy handing out lovely donated quilts to the flood
victims so if any of you have any unwanted quilts lying around
I am sure she will be able to find a good home for them, pop on
over to her blog and have a look at what she has been up to...
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are all finding
a little time for some stitching in your lives....
Until next time, Happy Stitching