When do you buy your backing fabric?
Sometimes my answer is: “First.” I will find a fabric and design a quilt around it.
Often, particularly with larger quilts, the answer is: “Last.” Usually this happens when I take a complete quilt top shopping with me.
This time, though, the answer is: “When the perfect thing comes along.” Over the weekend I innocently wandered into my local quilt shop to get some fabric to sash the Christmas quilt (with all the fabric I have it is still possible not to have the right one) and this fabric jumped out of the clearance section and begged me to take it home.
So I did.
It is beautiful and perfect and waiting for me to get the Irish Stars quilt finished. It will have a long wait. Probably a year.
How are your chain blocks coming? I really will have the star block tutorial posted soon. Several things have come up and I am verifying measurements for the different base size blocks. I’d really like to get it right the first time. Thanks for being patient.