Having been given a jelly roll and a quilting book for Christmas 2010, there is no excuse not to get on with quiltmaking.

Here's what happened next...


Saturday, 10 November 2012

Christmas Quiltalong - November pt2

My trip around all five of the town's charity shops yielded nothing in the way of inspirational backing fabric for me to use for QuiltSue's a Festive Mystery quilt, so I am stuck with what I've got if I want to press on with this one.

Domino helped audition the pieces of fabric and we've decided that it will either be a darker William Morris style print, or a plain white.  I'm erring towards the white.  The colour balance on these photos is really poor, but you get the gist.

I also need to decide on what to use as quilting thread.  There is only one local shop which sells thread - and even there, there is very little choice.  Hmm.

Whilst I'm sorting that little connundrum out, I think I'll go and do some more on the binding for Granny Helen's baby mat.


  1. I think the William Morris is lovely, but the white would look great and let the front fabrics stand out more.

  2. Oh I love the white, or is it the William Morris? Your quilt is so beautiful, anything would work!

  3. Domino seems to prefer the William Morris. I'm torn. Both choices will make a lovely backing.

  4. I love the quilt! The colors are quite comforting.

  5. Thank you for your views on this, girls!

    I've taken a middle course (partly due to not having quite enough white to do the job!) and will be doing a checkerboard white/pattern back.


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