I got the backing and batting sewn on my Shibori Quilt this afternoon. You can see on the back where I started tacking it with yarn.
Designing the back of the quilt is an important part of the whole piece. I use large pieces of fabric if I can and try to make it work in some way with the front of the quilt. I liked the simplicity of this design and thought the lines mimicked those on the front of the quilt.
When I’m tacking a quilt I like to listen to talking as opposed to music. I used to take books on CD out of the library. Lately I’ve been listening to This American Life. Being, or Fresh Air, on my ipad. I love being able to pick and choose which program to listen to depending on my mood. When I think that 6 years ago I had never used a computer or went online, it’s hard to believe. I wouldn’t be making and selling my work without it. I love the juxtaposition between my old School House Studio, where I work alone most of the day and the technology that allows me to selectively invite the whole world in when I want to.