Stash Report

I have no fabric to report in. Kelli and I have a fabric order on the way…but nothing in-yet.  Instead we’ve been working on getting a few things out.  Remember all those UFOs that Kelli finished up and brought here to be machine quilted.  Well we’ve been working to get a back found for all of them.  For me, that’s one of the hardest things. Finding quilt backs to me is like deciding what’s for supper.  I can make it once I have have the idea and the ingredients….it’s getting the ingredients and the idea all together that is hard. I know some people are really comfortable to just go for it and put and old piece of fabric that’s the right size on the back.  I know other people who buy the exact fabric from the exact fabric line for the backing because they want everything perfect.  Some people piece the back together so much and in itself, it’s almost a quilt.  Me, I fall somewhere in the middle. My priorities are….

1-somewhat matching the front
2-fairly economical
3-can be pieced
4-I prefer yardage but I’m not afraid or bothered by a good quality sheet

Since the new year I finished up and quilted a big quilt that I made that will be featured in an upcoming publication so I can’t show it all to you….but here’s the back.

I bought this goofy horse fabric quite a long time ago.  I thought it would be fun on a modern quilt or a kids charity quilt.  The fabric was a thrift store find and I think I paid $4 or so for it.


When I showed Kelli she wasn’t a big fan of the fabric….but after sitting in my stash for over a year, it’s found a home.

The front of the quilt uses all of the colors in the little squares at the center of the quilt back..which happen to be the colors on the horse blankets so I think it’s just a fun backing for the quilt.

We managed to get a pile of quilts matched up with backing fabric…now if only the backings were all pieced.  I shouldn’t complain.  At least all of them have a plan…and like I said at the beginning of the post, coming up with the plan is the hardest part for me.

As you can see, fabric is moving around…and that’s progress!

Today we’re hooking up with Patchwork Times.

4 thoughts on “Stash Report”

  1. My sole priority for a quilt back is that it must come from my stash. Since there are few pieces of sufficient yardage, piecing is a must. This Christmas my son gave me Tula Pink’s “City Sampler: 100 Modern Quilt Blocks.” Browsing through it, I was struck by the possibility of making a creative quilt back by supersizing one her block designs. Keep on quiltin’

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