My youngest was with me when I took this quilt top to my local quilt shop looking for a backing. I had no idea what I wanted. This quilt is another inventory reduction quilt, using what I have kind of project. After digging through all my stash, I’m buying a back. I still have my pride. This quilt turned out way more attractive, than I expected, so why use up just any old fabric, that could shine, on its own, at some later date?
This all started when I bought a large stack of Kona cottons, before the days of a color card. I was aiming to make a beach glass colored quilt. Well, when the fabrics came in, I couldn’t do it. I just couldn’t make myself, I knew I wouldn’t be happy. They were all much grayer than I had expected. The darker blue, Kona Sage, being one of them. Sage, you say? I know. Apparently the person that named this one has never seen sage…. But it is sage, I double checked. I thought this would be the perfect place to use it up since it really goes well with yellow and the goal, with this quilt, was to use up some of the yellow, in my stash. And as is typical, because I was using what I had on hand, I didn’t have enough, you know, the usual… I reached for some Kona Aqua, left from something else and they blended really well. I couldn’t have been happier.
Back to finding a backing… This daughter thinks I am the “luckiest” person to find backings that are “perfect” for whatever project I am working on. On this day Riley Blake’s chevron jumped out at us! Who knew?
Sweetest Thing Chevron in Blue matches Kona Aqua and Kona Sage.
Not an exact, exact match, but a beautiful match nonetheless. I’ve wanted to use some of this fabric, for a while now, but had no excuse to buy it. This was the perfect excuse!
Pretty cool when things fall into place, like this, right there in the middle of my most frequented Local Quilt Shop, Field’s Fabrics! And the reason daughter thinks I am extra lucky? It has more to do with me having a most fabulously stocked shop than it does with pure luck. But don’t tell her that!
Now go see what luck you can have at yours, tomorrow, Local Quilt Shop Day 2013!