Thought I'd do a quick update on The Quilt...
As the quilt top is done...I had to pick batting & backing.
I chose wool as the batting. I have made a potholder with 100% cotton batting and I found it 'flat' or not much loft afterwards- but it may not be the batting...I kept ironing it. :) Apparently, that a no-no!
The backing was a surprise. I had my choice of 2 wide widths- off white or white. I laid them on the quilt top and I was drawn back to the white every time. With the tans and beiges I figured off white would 'look' the best. It looked okay, but I really liked the white. I think it's important that if you are taking your time to 'make' something- that you put your personality or preferences in it. Don't be afraid to throw that something 'extra' in there. Chances are if you like it, others will too.
The white also had the 'hand' or feel that I liked. Cool and crisp but soft too. Our five senses are what give is our experiences. Touch is often forgot about, but watch near a display of towels or other fabrics & we often reach out and touch- the colour may have drawn us to a display but the feel of them makes us stay there...
I laid the top out, then I made sure the batting fit and also the backing.
Now to find the space to get it flipped arpund and still flat to pin it ( baste it). This could take awhile as I have a perfect spot but I need to clean a lot of stuff off to get to the flat surface.
I'll keep you updated on the quilting adventure!