Friday, October 10, 2008

Why?

The quilt top is made...

The binding is ready...

...but I don't have ANYTHING to use as backing.

You'd think I'd have learned by now.

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19 comments:

amandajean said...

I do the exact same thing almost every time. I love having the binding done ahead of time, though. I hate making it right before attaching it for some reason. maybe I'm tricking myself by thinking that I'm ahead of the game or uber organized.

Sherri said...

Exactly my dilemma so many times!

jacquie said...

i'm so there too. the back is the last thing i think of...i'm always scrambling.

Alissa said...

Wow - I never make the binding before I absolutely HAVE to... I'm impressed!

Kay said...

Lol! Always something in quilting, so often I have everything but batting or I run out of thread. Love what you've got so far can't wait to see it finished!

MichelleB said...

The suspense is killing me! I want to see the top! I love the binding.

Jackie said...

I am with Michelle, let's see the top! I always consider the backing dead last. I am sure you will find something that is smashing!

nicolette said...

Love what I see!
No spare parts from the top and some light blue or green in the house?

I love to make backings, to add some elements from the quilt-top, so I try...! to think about what I want to use on forehand.

Shannon said...

I so totally understand! Usually for me its not having the batting. This is something I usually forget. I cant wait to see the quilt. What I see now it looks so pretty:)

Rachel said...

Yes, familiar story. I hate buying backing because I still haven't figured out a formula to tell me how much to buy. Usually I buy too little and have to patch together something, so it's become sort of my trademark to have a "racing stripe" down the backs of my quilts.
Can't wait to see your finished product. I love polka-dots.

Liz said...

I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who does things like that. Love the polka dots!

Kieny The Dutchlady said...

Sounds familiar, same story here!

happy zombie said...

Oh the backing! Raising my hand with everyone else... me too, me too. Though I've been on a kick to make up as much of the backing with the left overs (though kinda impossible if it's charms). Every time I go to a quilt show, I look at the backs. Finding a cool back is like finding a free prize inside. Er, outside.

Shouting with the group here... show us more, show us more!

Amy said...

Well that just stinks when you HAVE to go fabric shopping ;-)

sammyjo said...

i love the binding! its so simple but yet fun cant wait to see the quilt finished :)

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

But at least you got the top and binding ready! A lot more than I have accomplished! Can't wait to see the finished quilt. I am sure it will be lovely. Blessings, Kathleen

Katie said...

Oh my! I'm laughing here since I was just moaning about the same problem! :-)

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

I just finished a quilt top made of Chez Moi fabrics, but mine is from the Charisma range.
Such lovely patterns and colours. The black and white polka dot is a lovely unexpected choice to use.

I often back my quilts with plain coloured homespun. it is so frustrationg to have to stop when you are on a roll.

belinda said...

oh darn!!!...does this mean you are gonna have to go to the fabric store.....bummer!?? =)