My flying geese quilt top is basically finished. I was originally going to add a small border, per this design below from EQ. Unfortunately, I don’t have enough of the blue/green fabrics and did not like the look in other fabrics I did have enough of, so it will stay unbordered. Instead, I have decided to bind the quilt using the darker yellow fabrics, which will hopefully add just enough extra color to it.
Yesterday I put together a backing with larger cuts of fabrics in similar tones to the ones on the front of the quilt. My recent quilts have looked more like secondary quilts than quilt backs, but this one is very utilitarian. I want to keep the feeling light and cool, so I used a couple of fabrics I really like that would have been great for future quilts. Do you ever have that dilemma? Save the fabric for an unknown future project, or use it now in something that does not really showcase it? As I was searching for quilt back material I realized I have so much fabric that no longer really appeals to me. That tipped the scale for me. Use it now while I still like it!
This quilt will be my Lovely Year of Finishes June goal (Number 60 on the goal list), though I am not all that confident that I will make it. Linking this up to Can I Get A Whoop Whoop and Off the Wall Friday.
P.S. I have noticed in today’s link ups that there are many blogs hosted on blogspot. If your blog is on blogspot and you have liked or commented on one of my posts, I will be visiting back, but lately it has been impossible to comment on blogspot blogs from WordPress. I am not sure what is happening, but unless I log out of all google related accounts, stand on one foot and make a wish on a shooting star, comments do not go through (I get no option to show I am not a robot). I’ve enjoyed many blogs that I wished to comment on, and would if I could. Hopefully Blogger and WordPress will start to play nice soon.