Take for instance, my backing woes this week. My aunt, who is actually my mom's longtime best friend, makes quilts. When my older daughter was born she made her a quilt- entirely hand pieced- based on a pattern and fabrics I picked. It was (and is) gorgeous. But when my second daughter was born, I had been quilting for a couple of years so she assumed I didn't want her to make my little one a quilt. Wrong!
Of course I wanted both my girls to have a hand pieced quilt from their great aunt. She happily agreed, so I picked the fabric and pattern, and even prepped the fabric for her. Knowing she hates the binding step, I told her I would do the binding.
That is where the problem started. She assumed that I wanted the binding made out of the backing fabric and made all the binding. Then she didn't have enough backing fabric for her long arm quilter to quilt the quilt. Oh no! And when I told her I had the separate binding fabric it was too late!
So she came up with a solution. Take the backing fabric, seen here:
|This is a Leah Day print that I LOVE. All the fabrics on the front are pulled from this gorgeous colour combo!|
So I went along with the plan and now I think it was a happy accident because I really like the visual break that the white provides:
|Nothing a little Kona White can't fix!|
|Some painter's tape and 505 Spray and you can't go wrong.|
|It is a twin-sized quilt that I hope will make one new Canadian feel welcomed.|