Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Final Border and Backing Fabric - Check!

So I fell off the "no new fabric buys" wagon at the end of last week.  It was all due my son's Doctor Who quilt...and my desire to get it finished rather than let it sit languishing.

As I mentioned earlier, he was not impressed by my initial plans to put the blocks together without sashing...he wanted a bigger finished quilt...so sashing I did add...from re-purposed stash.  I had planned it for a TARDIS quilt but the fabric was just right for this purpose and still fit the Doctor Who theme but...  "No, still not big enough..."

So, this quilt that I've been so proud to say came entirely from stash...well...I can't say that anymore because we have purchased a final border fabric and a backing fabric specifically with this quilt in mind.  The fabric came in the mail today from Fabric.com and I do think he chose well anyway...
The Galaxy print for the backing is from Timeless Treasures and the circles print is from Patrick Lose for Robert Kaufman.  I will wait for the Boy's final ok when he gets home from soccer practice tonight to start cutting and scheming but I believe we are one step closer to Done!
My next dilemma will be deciding how to quilt it as there is a pretty deep contrast in the dark navy blues and the light vanilla backgrounds on several of the blocks.  I am leaning towards a medium grey thread with an all-over grid pattern but have not finalized on that yet.  Any thoughts or suggestions?

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12 comments:

mennikelly said...

Gray is one of my favorite quilting colors as it does seem to blend with so much of the quilt top. I think finishing the quilt is much better than having it all come from stash. I hope he likes his choices in person

Carol said...

Now I'm wishing I had that galaxy print for around the Tardis. I don't like the one that's on it, but I'm not sure I have it in me to change it out. I used to have some glow-in-the dark galaxy fabric, but now I don't know where it is. Maybe I need to buy more....

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Perfect choice of fabrics. I have no idea, just thinking, would there be a way to use your grey thread with a silver to give it a metallic effect?

Sandy D said...

Isn't it a great feeling to use from our STASH. Not quite as good as buying fabric we love though.LOL. I think a cross hatch will look good. I am a fan of it. Looking forward to seeing your finished quilt.

Katie said...

if you do go with a grid pattern you might want to make it slightly wonky -- so it would look like it's flying through time and space.

Patty D from NC said...

great fabric choices! the galaxy print is just perfect

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I like the circle fabric! Wow this will be a tough one to make a decision regarding quilting.

Soma Acharya said...

That's not falling off the wagon. We hardly ever stash backing fabrics for such a large quilt. The fabrics you got are perfect. I know he will approve. I LOVE that Galaxy fabric so much, wish I had a bought the whole bolt. Also thanks for showing me the circles fabric, now I have to be a bad girl and buy some :)

-Soma

-Soma

June D said...

Incredible project! Bravo!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

The kids got good taste and definitely knows what he wants. That's a great trait. I love the blues he picked....wow. This is going to be so gorgeous. You better keep that one under lock and key...it's definitely caught my eye. :))

Mara said...

I love that circles print, he chose really well, I love using Aurifil 2600, it blends in with everything, dark colors and light.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- what a cool quilt! I know several Dr. Who fans who would LOVE it!!!