03 April, 2013

Working In Reverse

Seldom am I inspired to buy a BACKING fabric for a quilt that is not yet complete, particularly a scrap quilt. My normal mode of operation would be to complete the top and take it along with me to the store to find a fabric, usually one on sale, one that will fit the bill. As you probably guessed, that was not the case this time. I saw this fabric last week at my LQS and let out an audible gasp...I knew, immediately, that it is THE PERFECT PIECE to put on the back of my Mountain Day quilt! I obsessed about this fabric, not buying it immediately (it's new and wasn't on sale), but by the time I arrived at home I called the shop and had them hold it for me; I had to have it. Yesterday I bought it, what I needed plus the remainder on the bolt! I now own enough for the backing plus  borders and binding (should I decide to put a border on it); I still don't know. There's no need to worry about that yet, I have many more blocks to finish up, but I did pin it in place to audition it beside the scrappy blocks and it will work... so, what do you think, to border or not to border? This one is coming together in the most curious way, not the way I had planned it at all; but, this time, working in reverse has proved to be even better!
Life is Good!

14 comments:

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

There is no wrong decision here. Stunning either way.

Carol said...

yes, it's a win-win. fall colors are my favorites and that print is dynamite! your split nine-patch blocks are a wonderful compliment to that border. use it for all!

Janet O. said...

Gorgeous fabric! It does work so well, if you want a border, you've got it! : )

Paula, the quilter said...

That is a most awesome fabric for that quilt. Love it.

kutiequilter said...

That is awesome fabric period! Glad you were able to get all that you needed!

Laura Davies said...

Hooray!

Mary said...

love love love that fabric. Good decision to get it now, my experience has been that it is never there when you go back. I like the look of the border, seems to work well.

Anne Heidi said...

Love the fabric, and I think it looks great as a border as well!

lindsey said...

Beautiful!

cityquilter grace said...

looks terrific as a border...a great contrast from the white....

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Absolutely ... perfect and gorgeous! Such a beautiful quilt ;-) I may have to revisit the split 9 patch ... at a retreat this weekend doing UFOs so that will serve as my inspiration to complete projects so I can start new ones! I like the border because it pulls all the "scrappiness" together.

AnnieO said...

Inspiration strikes hard sometimes! This is a wonderful choice for your Mountain blocks. I like it as a border too :)

Jean said...

Lovely color... it looks perfect for the blocks. I've done that before.
Isn't it nice when things come together like that.

LizA. said...

Oh my! You could not have found a more perfect fabric. As for borders, I don't know. The fabric is the perfect one for borders but I think you will need to finish the quilt before you make that final decision.