I hadn't purchased a project-specific backing in quite a while, but when I happened upon this "Fernbook" print from Alexia Abegg's Mesa collection on sale, it seemed perfect, and little did I know how right it would be. As sometimes happens with bees, colors from all those stashes coordinated only so well. So it worked out nicely to use a backing - and ultimately binding - that incorporated some of those little differences.
I really had no intention of using it for the binding too, but after auditioning all sorts of prints and solids both from my stash, it seemed best to just bring some of that back to the front. And look at the little rewards for doing so....
Quilting was done with Aurifil 50wt 2021 (Natural White) in a quarter log cabin-inspired design, with improvisational angles, just like the blocks. [Sorry Debbie M., I had no orange.]
I'll be donating this quilt on behalf of our circle to Trinity Place, a transitional housing complex for homeless women and children under the umbrella of our local ywca. What a great way to start out the year.
Faith Circle began in 2010, and though membership has changed over the years, this quilt finish marks our 70th quilt to be donated to people in need. If you're interested in joining a circle of do.Good Stitches, indicate that by filling out this form.
Linking up with Finish It Up Friday.