Thursday, December 4, 2014
Thank you, Mood!
Any Project Runway fans out there? One of my favorite parts of the show is when the designers go fabric shopping at Mood Fabrics. Imagine my surprise and delight when I received my backing fabric in an official Mood bag! It's the little things. : )
My quilt top has been pieced and pressed for over a week, but I wasn't ready to quilt it just yet. I needed to pick out fabric for my quilt back first. At my house, quilts are loved and tossed on the couch and rumpled on the beds. It's wonderful to walk by and see the quilts waiting for their next snuggle session. It also means that you can see the quilt tops and backs all lumped together into one colorful composition.
Part of my quilting process is thinking about how the back of the quilt relates to the front of the quilt. We put so much time and thought into the front of our quilts, why not show the backs a little love too? Yes, it does take a little more time and yes, it can cost a little more. If quilts are going to be part of our home, our lives, and our memories, isn't it worth the time and effort to make them the best they can be?
Choosing a print for the back of a quilt can be a fun juxtaposition to an all solids quilt top. The key is coordinating them is to choose colors that you love from your top and find a fabric that uses those same colors. For this quilt, I loved the grey and the red trees. I wanted something that felt a little bit Christmassy, but would also last us through winter and into spring. I lucked out and found a beautiful grey and red plaid flannel that I think it compliments the quilt and it will also look cozy and all winter as it's slumped on the couch.
Here's to slumping, and quilting, and fabric shopping!
Labels: fall forest quilt along