I want to officially take credit for any future trend that starts in the near future where the designers go BIG instead of mini. At least, in my mind, I’ll take the credit.
I have finished the main block for the back of my Great Granny squared quilt. This measures roughly 68 1/2″ square. I LOVE IT! I think that truly this will now be a reversible quilt. I will love the back as much as the front…
Those are 25 layer cake squares (10″) and 3 yards of backing. I found a perfect compliment fabric for this backing. It is by Dear Stella and is from the Paloma collection. I got these three yards on a chance, and on a 50% off sale, from FQS. They are now since sold out, which is sad – because I definitely want more of it. My lighting wasn’t so great. All of those orange squares are prints except one. A lot of them look like solids, but they aren’t. Also, this backing is a true light gray and clean white. Not off-white like it looks. Here is a closeup of the backing:
I am asking Linh to mimic the paisely motif designs in the quilting when I send it to her. It feels so great to already know how I want it quilted too.
Now, my decision is to order more of this same fabric to complete the entire backing (I need a few inches on either side and about 12″ on top and bottom), or use a similar print, but in High Street HOT PINK to finish it up (which I already have in my stash). I think I know what I want, but I’ll do my final reveal when it is quilted.
Also, I had some good luck with eBay auctions in the past week as well. Lots of ‘vintage’ bundles from one seller, who apparently is a Fat Quarter Shop fan as well. I am gathering different collections from American Jane fabrics. I was able to get a charm pack of Cherries Jubilee and a fat quarter pack of Building Blocks (from 2007).
I also bid on this adorable sewing tin and won it for only $15! I don’t think the other bidders read closely in the description or looked at all the pictures, because it was full of so many goodies!
Love the decorative pins – can add those to my collection as well. Another ‘vintage’ charm pack of Notting Hill , labels, buttons, needles, scissors, magnets, thread, ribbons, and some hexagon paper piecing templates. I was thrilled to win it.
And, today wouldn’t be complete without sharing some kitten pictures with you. I hope you have a great week ahead!