I don't recall a Bank Holiday Weekend as quiet as this one. I've been a right billy no mates. However, in some ways it's been a good thing because today I had another look in my stash to see if I had anything already I could use to back my bee quilt. I thought maybe some Kona and the Summersville I had already selected; then maybe a bit more Summersville and Kona joined to the bottom and maybe it wouldn't be too difficult to line the front up with the pieced backing. It was when I pulled out the other big piece of Summersville I had in my stash, that I realised the other big piece was much bigger than the first. Easily big enough to run the length of the quilt. This meant I only had to join some kona to the sides. I used the original robins egg one side and some klona cream the other as even with the robins egg kona added one side, it was going to make a scant backing.
Loving the bold 'J's on the back of the quilt as my initial is J!
I had a walk after lunch and then started basting. So now I just need to quilt. 'Just' eh?! I probably won't tackle that today. But I think there is a very good chance I'll be able to finish this quilt to bring along to the retreat.
I have a feeling this quilt will be my new favourite!
Even better I'm using up fabric in my stash which means I'm not only saving money but getting myself a little bit closer to a full on fabric-stocking-up-buying-blow-out!
Back to work tomorrow but with luck Chief maybe down late tomorrow night and will still be here when I get home from work on Wednesday.
I'm thinking the post bank holiday fun might just make up for this quiet one!