So, this great fabric I found for the back of the red & white quilt arrived on Thursday...an even better fabric from Thousands of Bolts this morning, which I had not checked earlier, which was cheap, cheap, cheap but could not spare the time it would take to arrive and I'm still kicking myself - why, oh why, didn't I check there first???). So since we got out of work a half a day early on Friday because of the holiday, I scooted on up to a nearby quilt shop and found this....
Not quite what I had in mind, but it was the best they had and it would work. It is kind of cool - a Monaluna print by Robert Kaufman. Unfortunately, traffic was T.E.R.R.I.B.L.E. on Friday afternoon and it took forever to get to the shop. But I got my three yards and starting cutting and piecing it for the back when I got home. Seems my math skills were lacking also. I needed another 2.5 yards. Where in the heck was MY head when I was figuring yardage for the back of a 72" x 72" quilt? I was so annoyed with myself (more so because of another fabric issue I had this week, which is the subject of my next post). So, instead of spending the entire day quilting this quilt, I had to make another trip to the LQS this morning to get another 2.5 yards (where a really cute pattern for fall wallhangings jumped in my cart - show you later!).
I finally got the back ready and on the frame by 3pm this afternoon and got about 6 rows of quilting done (this quilt must be done by next Saturday remember - quilted and bound!)
Curlz pantograph with white thread. It's looking good!
This week, getting enough fabric for finishing projects has been like pulling teeth!