The initial delay with the quilt was finding a suitable backing fabric, but when I found the perfect fabric at bargain price I was chuffed to bits.
Next I realised that I didn't have quite enough of the backing fabric. I knew that I was going to have to piece the back but then I was hit by a bout of stage fright. I wasn't sure how to do it and get everything to line up properly. I worried that I was going to ruin the pretty top with a shoddy back.
Luckily Elizabeth Hartman's free class on piecing Creative quilt backs available on Craftsy came to the rescue- It was meant to be!
I watched the course, learnt how to piece a quilt back properly and then promptly ignored all the quilting maths that I had just learnt (that's what you're supposed to do right?!?- no?!?- Ah well maybe that's just me!).
I decided to add a simple strip of squares using whatever scraps I had left over from the quilt top. I then spaced these randomly with white and placed white borders on either side.
I think it turned out quite well!
Now I've just got to baste, quilt and bind (Not sure what I'm going to use as binding though so I'm a bit scared that this will go back on the WIP pile while I agonise about that!) That said I REALLY do want to get this finished so I might just choose something and go for it!
I've also been playing with my hexies a wee bit more, trying to decide what to do with them. I've got a few ideas so far:
What do you think? Which is your favourite layout?
I think I might add some navy blue for a bit more contrast and see how it turns out.
I must admit I'm really enjoying this somewhat organic project!