Tuesday, October 9, 2018


I went out shopping for backing and found something without agonizing over it. I didn't take long and I only pondered over about 3 possible choices.
When I got home and measured it against the  quilt top, I knew I would have to piece it because it was only about 1/2 inch wider.  When I laid a strip of the dotted fabric on top of it, to check how it would look, I knew I had made the right fabric choice. I cut a 5 inch wide strip and inserted it about 1/3 of the width from the left. After adding the strip the back turned out just wide enough to have about 2 inches extending beyond the top and batting.

It is all layered and pin basted with an overabundance of pins and ready to quilt. This photo of the back, though it is bumpy because of the basting pins, shows the true color of the fabric. I like it because there are a number of different things for a little person to find.


Annie said...

I like your choice of backing too, Ruthie. It will be like a revisible quilt. I always cut my backing and batting only about a 1/2 inch larger than my quilt top. I find nothing really shifts, so why waste the money and fabric. Well, unless you are doing a self binding or wrap around binding (whatever those are called). But, I’m a big rule rebel. I don’t believe in quilting rules. I can do whatever I want.

Kim said...

I don't know why, but pieced backings always get my attention-very eye appealing! Nice work!