Well I did it! I stayed up late last night and got the irish chain quilt done!
I ended up doing the first two borders as the pattern was written, and then just left off the third border of muslin, since I ran out.
I'm fine with this finish! I'm going to bind it in the gold! My bloggy pal, Dianne (Hi Dianne!) had mentioned pairing up these traditional quilts with a funky back...and so I dug thru my stash and found a chunk of this Kaffe!
That's what I'm going to use for backing!
All ready for basting! How exciting!
I continued to dig thru stash for backs for the other two quilts I recently put together.
Another Kaffe to go with the cheddar!
And I had absolutely NO idea what I was going to use this fabric for,
but I'm kinda liking it with this one! Thank goodness they were purchased in 5 yard increments! Backing is taken care of for these three!
Now sometimes the backing selection is an afterthought.....but sometimes, the backing dictates the quilt.
For instance...I pulled this out to audition with the cheddar quilt.
Didn't care for it paired with that, BUT...it led me to pulling fabric for my next quilt!
I'll be piecing a quilt to go with the backing for a change! ;o) Love this large Amy Butler print..and again..massive yardage, so it works out swell!
But first...before I can start a new quilt...I've got one last round robin quilt to work on.
We meet on the 14th for our Big Reveal party! I need to get busy on this! This is the center block of Nancy's quilt. Can't show you anymore in case she stumbles across my blog! Top secret quilting, ya know! ;o)
And before I work on that round robin...I've got an appointment with these.
Two Sour Cream Apple Pies will be going in the oven in the next hour. Daughter Ashley is coming over to help!
Hope you're having a productive and relaxing weekend!