All of the rows are now sewed together – the top is complete! A small top – I added nothing from the stash this is a complete layer cake used up with very little scrap – nothing worth tossing in the bins. Finished is 45 x 58 big enough for a picnic table I do believe although I actually haven’t measured one I’m sure it will suit our needs. I just need to cut the sides straight and it will be ready.
Today I will get backing cut from the stash – But I am not completely decided on the backing – maybe I will do a large patchwork block back – I have plenty of fat quarters that I had never used that were either gifted, gotten on sale, in bundles that were left over ect – maybe I will do some thing like that? I don’t have anything quite wide enough by itself so I will do some cutting and piecing to make it big enough. I prefer a whole piece with no seams but seeing as I am going to be machine quilting straight lines it should work out ok.
I even went through all my batting scraps to see if I have enough to heat and press together – I normally do not bother with small bits but seeing as this is a picnic quilt and nothing fancy I thought I would give it a try. First I will get my backing ready and measured correctly then start to lay batting pieces on top of it and see what happens – if it is way too many pieces or not enough I will run over to Hobby Lobby and pick something up. I haven’t decided what color I will bind it with – I have nothing left of the layer cake and these backing fabrics don’t really match the front! If I do a patchwork back I might use black binding.