The backing is the same fabric as the border. Don't look too closely at the picture because there are a few places where the blocks don't exactly match up. It bugged me at first, but I've decided it gives it character, right? :)
Now all I have to do is embroider her name and date on the back and get it quilted! For those of you who may be thinking of doing a project like this, here's how the timing broke down for me:
- Cutting the fabric pieces - 2 hours
- Sewing the pieces into blocks - 4 hours
- Sewing the blocks together - 2 hours
- Cutting and sewing the border and backing - 1 1/2 hours
- Quilting - unknown
- Binding - unknown
In other quilting news, this Saturday we will be having our annual bee. This year, though, the Children's Hospital didn't need Christmas stockings, so we will be making quilt tops for the Craft Hope project. Kay was a big help in this venture, too. She donated much of the fabric and helped me figure out a pattern that would be easy for the girls to make. The fabric is all cut and ready to go (see picture below). I can't wait to see them all finished! I'll be sure to post pictures after the bee.
Ta ta for now!