Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Backings Galore!

So excited! While on our trip I dragged everyone to Rosie's to do some fabric shopping.  It was shopping with purpose, though. I wanted to find backings for at least 3 of my finished quilt tops, and I wanted to try to find them in the sale fabrics.  I was really successful!


For my beach quilt, which I talked about here, I found this wonderful seafoam green fabric with hints of blue in it.  I was drawn to this fabric, and thought it was so soft and serene it would be perfect for a beach quilt.


For my oriental triangle quilt, I found this wonderful large print of girls peeking from behind the foliage. It was the first one I found, and again it was just calling to me.


While searching for the others, I found this one.  It was is part of a set I purchased a couple of years and have been thinking about what to do with.  I have too many ideas and need to just stick with one.  I just don't know which one that is yet. I figured I would need the backing eventually, so I would get it now since it was on sale.


Finally, I got the backing for my Dr. Seuss quilt, which I talked about here. It was my splurge.  I couldn't find anything I liked in the sale fabrics, so I decided to go for it and purchase one from the set. I love how wacky and wild it is.

I can't wait to see all these completed. Time to get to work. I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.  It's been a while; so glad to get back into the swing of things. Happy Wednesday!

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful backing fabrics!! Inspirational

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    1. Thank you. I can't wait to get them going.

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  2. Excellent choices.

    It was probably worth the splurge to buy the Dr. Seuss fabric from the set. I clicked through to see the quilt top, and it looks excellent. It would be sad to break theme.

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    1. That's the conclusion I came to as well. I am really looking forward to finishing that one! Thanks for leaving a note. :)

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  3. Wow, I love the backing for your Oriental Triangles quilt! Just so gorgeous. I take backing very seriously, and every now and then think it is definitely worth a splurge to keep things consistent. You want to love the quilt every time you see it, and a great backing definitely has a lot to do with that! Looks like a very successful shopping trip :^)

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    1. Thank you. Yes, I agree, the backing can be just as important as the front. The oriental print was a cool find. Can't wait to see it completed. Thanks for leaving a note!

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  4. Congrats on such a successful splurge!!

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    1. Thank you, and thanks for leaving a note. Always good to hear from others. :)

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