I had a colorful polka dots on white background kinda fabric pictured in my mind for the backing for my Summer Nights star quilt.
But sometimes it is hard to find what you are looking for. Joann Fabrics (my only fabric store nearby) was a no dice. All the “I must have this” wide patterned fabric online was the same result. I even played around with designing my own and then went to Spoonflower (my attempt at design below) Oh, their site is so much fun that I added fabric designer to my dream careers but right now too much moola for my budgeta!
So after all that, gosh no wonder it takes me so long to finish a project, a solution: Having seen some of you use multiple pieces of fabrics for a backing, I felt inspired to try too with fabrics I already had.
This is the backing for my Summer Nights star quilt so far. I’m going to add a strip of white fabric to the top and bottom to get the correct height. It is not exactly what I envisioned and but it has the right vibe and now I can call it a “reversible quilt” upon completion :)
The circle fabric is cut from a twin sheet I bought at Goodwill for $2. The solids I had a yard each of that I got on super discount at Walmart (eek) for $2/yd.
Do you use scraps or pieces of fabrics for your quilt backs? I’d like to know and I hoping all is well in your material world!