This weekend I finally finished Kaori’s Hugs and Kisses quilt top! I tried to keep it “flowery” while throwing in lots of other fun prints. And I do love sunshine through a quilt top!
This morning I pulled out the new-but-vintage sheet I meant to use as backing so I could pop it in the wash before taking it to the quilt shop. Just then I realized that the quilt is a block too wide for this sheet. Arg!! I really love the backing sheet, too, a sweet sky blue with white and yellow daisies. Now to decide between shopping or using another backing I have on hand, navy blue with white circles. Hmm. It’s not the look I intended, but the circles and deep, calm blue might make a nice contrast to the sharp edges and riot of color on the front.
This morning I also started stitching down the petals on my big flower pillow top. Hopefully the rough edges of the applique will ruffle up and hide my very imperfect stitches. Because GEESH.
As with every other project, I’ll just keep stitching and see how it turns out!