What a great feeling it is to finish a rather large quilt!
Someday I will figure out how to “figure out” how much fabric I need. I am either way over, or way under. I thought I had enough of this pine cone/leaf pattern for the back to be all one fabric. Oh, of course not! And when I went to get more…it was all gone. Thankfully, Field’s Fabrics in Spring Lake, MI, loves Moda as much as I do, and they had several other choices from the same line (Birchbark) to choose from. I decided on the orange that I am using for the binding. Wish it would have been a third of the back, but it is 10″ shorter than the focus fabric.
There will be lots of extra fabric – I have a full yard of the pine cone/leaf and about a third of a yard of the orange (besides what I need for binding). Maybe I’ll make a pillow or pillowcase? Ideas, anyone?
I sewed the two fabrics together this afternoon and then snipped all the stray threads on the pieced front. I love the Quilty show and magazine, which have helped me immensely in learning how to put together quilts. The first quilt I was sending to be long-armed had threads everywhere and took me two evenings to trim. This time, with a much bigger quilt, I was done in an hour. HINT: it pays to snip those threads close as you add pieces!
My friend, Vicki, who does the quilting for me, is not just a great quilter, she’s also a great friend. I can’t wait to see her next week when I deliver this quilt! Here’s the back fabric: