I haven’t worked on my quilt Safe in the Woods because I was waiting for a new roll of batting to be delivered.
I got it yesterday.
So today I started putting the quilt together. I chose a gold and white stripped piece of fabric for the back. It’s actually a sheet that someone recently sent me.
But I didn’t feel right about it. It wasn’t that the color didn’t worked with the quilt, it did, but still, it didn’t feel right.
Earlier in the morning I went to one of the thrift stores in town to see if I might find something there. When I didn’t I was resolved to the gold and white sheet.
Even as I ironed it, I was looking on my shelves to see if I missed something else I could use. Then I started to pick up and put away the fabric that was on my floor. It was a new batch that someone had recently sent me (the gold sheet was a part of it), it had belonged to her mother. I had looked at and washed all the fabric, but I wasn’t really familiar with it. And as I started to put it away, I found the right piece of fabric for the back of “Safe in the Woods”.
It wasn’t the deep green that I envisioned, but it had a richness and warmth to it that worked. And the fabric has a comforting weight to it.
I didn’t have quite enough, so I added the patterned piece of brown, which was exactly the right size.
Now I’ll start tacking it with a deep green wool.
“Safe in the Woods” is sold.