I haven’t made it yet to my LQS to get border fabric for Scrapitude so I’ve been piecing the back together for Tell It To The Stars. I’ve found when I feel lost or at a standstill simply tackling the first doable item on my list helps get me going. It’s almost done. I actually like it. I’ve even piece the label on it. I made the mistake of putting May 2015 as the finish date but I’m not going back in to change that. I’ll just get this done as soon as possible. 🙂 The back is not yet big enough so I’m debating if I should continue to piece the remaining hand dyed fabric that came with the kit or if I should add to the back with the extra gray fabric that I bought for this project. If I piece the hand dyed fabric together – it will take a lot more time than using the gray fabric. And I don’t really think it will be worth it. Most of it will be cut off once I trim it after it’s been quilted. I’m leaning towards using the gray. What do you guys think?
~Here’s to a great week!
I love the backing fabric…especially that one strip in the upper right section, it reminds me of a sunset. I like the idea of sewing the label on before sandwiching the quilt, I guess is all depends on how it will be quilted.
IMHO, if you’re going to cut off most of the hand dyed fabric after quilting then I say don’t use it. Can’t wait to see it all finished!
Thank you! I didn’t think of a sunset but as soon as you said it and I looked at it, I saw the sunset too! 🙂
Great job piecing the back. May/June- close enough!
I thought so too! Thanks!
Congratulations on keeping the process moving forward. Sometimes that is the hardest part. I think gray would make a nice frame for the backing, especially if most is to be cut off.
Thank you! It’s hard but powering through helps me get the motivation back. 🙂
Gray would look good and for the reason you mentioned, be a good choice. I always try to put something that doesn’t matter on the edges. Once I had an intricately pieced strip that lost some of its pizazz, so I learned.
That is exactly what I’m worried about and good to know! Thanks!