I got the next quilt pin basted today.
I used this fabric for the backing.
I had a few questions about a source for the fabric. You can see all the information on the selvedge to do a search for the fabric.
I got mine at Marshall Dry Goods for $4.99/yd It looks like they are sold out of black, but have it in a few other colors here http://www.marshalldrygoods.com/product-category/riley-blake-designs/
A lot of books and “experts” tell you not to seam the backing in the center. I always do. It seems like extra work to cut one of the lengths in half and sew it on , one on each side like this.
I do a center seam and I don’t worry about the quilt police. I do press that seam open.
I tack the backing to the floor right side down.
Then lay out the batting and smooth it out.
This is the batting I used.
It is easy to work with the wrinkles come out easily
now I lay out the top and smooth out the wrinkles.
Teddy inspects the work.
I add the pins. They might be hard to see in the picture because there are very few. I don’t find the need for nearly as many as most sources suggest.
Ready to hand quilt. I plan to use black 40 weight hand quilting thread. I will do it without marking anything. I will use the piecing as a guide. More on that when I get started.
I did a bit more hand quilting work on the Mackintosh Rose.