It was one of those days. Rain, gloom, kids in school, so I decided to sew. Not do house work. Nor other necessary stuff. Just sew. After doing some more curtain alterations for my neighbours (who are just about the nicest people you ever want to meet) I proceeded to tackle the job that I have been avoiding. Because I had to cut out lots more different bits of fabric to make my backing for Stained Colourful.
And I got on with it. I cut. I sewed. I forgot to eat lunch. Until just before the school run at which point I supplemented my non-existent diet with chocolate. Yup, that's how to keep everything in balance!
I decided to go with a very simple backing for Stained. I want to use this quilt for me, me, me. As my Across the Seas quilt already resides on the sofa I wanted them to look like they could live together very nicely side by side. So taking my cue from the back of the ATS quilt, which looked like this as a quick reminder -
|O-kay, so apparently I didn't take a proper photo of the back.|
Sorry, but you get a glimpse here.
I pieced together five more of the square Stained blocks and then used Kona Snow, the same as my sashing, for the remainder of the back. I am hoping it looks good once quilted because I am having major doubts right now. But as it is all cut and sewn I will be using this backing whether I am in love with it or, more pertinently, not!
|You know it is a murky day when you hang it in a window|
and you can't tell because the light is so bad.
|I tried a million and one ways of placing the blocks but|
none of them made me happy so I ended up with this.
|The rumpled look on the kitchen floor.|
Well, it may have to grow on me. But at least I have done it. Wonder how long it will take for me to muster the energy to baste it?