Sometimes it's MUCH easier to piece together a quilt backing from random scraps, bits and pieces left behind, rather than try and find that PERFECT backing. For example, I have a quilt that I pieced, oh I don't know, about 5 or 6 years ago:
Big 'n' Easy: Super Sized Quilts for Queen Beds
and it took me another 3-4 years and at least 2 false-start purchases to find what I believe to be just the right backing:
The Quilter's Studio)
Now that THAT'S off my chest (but still on the shelf!!), I'm going through something a little different. Thank goodness for deadlines! I finally got all of my Friends + Fabric blocks pieced into a stunning quilt top. Just under the wire for the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show submission.
However I now need to figure out what to use as the backing... within the next day and a half!
My first gut feeling:
My first fabric purchase:
Some Kaffe Fassett shot cotton possibilities (because the quilt top is so darn busy already, and I do love how those guys quilt up):
within comfort zone for Linda:
not so much one of my go-to colors, but ruled the WOW factor next to the quilt top, don't you think?
Will I regret going with the Wow, but using a basically solid fabric in a color that doesn't exist anywhere in my world?? I welcome any input, but the prewashing must begin by this Thursday...