Monday, May 30, 2011

Design Wall Monday--May 30, 2011

Hard to believe May is already coming to a close.  On my Design Surface is my May UFO (still not finished!).  I got the top all together on Saturday night and rummaged through my stash drawers to find a suitable backing but didn't have one.  So off to JoAnn's I went yesterday since all the quilting stores were closed in my area, bummer.

I found this lovely large floral which matched admirably and with my 50% off coupon only cost $5 per yard, plus I got 10% off my entire bill.

This crackle fabric was in my stash and will be used for the binding--I believe it is a Moda fabric.  It has just the right tone to go with the background of the Yuletide Blessings fabrics used in the blocks.  See more Design Walls on Judy's Patchwork Times.  My friend Tanya is coming over in just a few minutes and we are going to sew.  I love sewing with friends!

Happy Memorial Day!  My thoughts and thanks go out to the many active and retired servicemen and women, and the scores who gave their lives to protect freedoms around the globe. 

8 comments:

Debbie said...

I hate coupons...I never have mine with me! Great job on remembering your coupons!Your UFO looks lovely.

Joyful Quilter said...

The fabric you chose for the back is perfect. Have fun sewing today.

*karendianne. said...

What a perfect floral. Yummy!!! Have fun sewing. :)

Kate said...

Enjoy your sewing with a friend day. Beautiful quilt. The backing and binding fabrics look like good choices.

Judy D in WA said...

Perfect backing......that doesn't happen often. Love the binding fabric! Can't wait to see it finished!

Barb said...

Oh... love the fabrics you have chosen, will go wonderfully!

Quilter Kathy said...

The backing fabric is perfect...and the price was awesome! What a find!
Way to go!

Vivian said...

What's your secret to finding just the right fabric at JoAnn's? I seldom have such luck. The choices just don't seem to go with what I carry in with me. The fabric you found looks perfect!