I don’t know why it took me so long to finish the backing for my Three Flocks quilt top. I suppose other projects just came up and I kept working on them instead of this backing. Regardless, once I really sat down to work on it, it came together pretty quickly.
First I had to finish piecing all the HSTs that were left over from the flying geese construction from the quilt top. I really like how the Kona Jungle (green background) makes alternating house or diamond shapes with the layout I used.
I decided to frame out the HSTs with a bit more Kona Jungle before starting to use the dominate color for the back: pink!
After 5.5 hours, the quilt back is complete! The quilt top measures 65″ by 88″, and the backing is 70″ by 98″ (at the narrowest).
I really like how the backing turned out. Using so much pink is a bit unusual for me, but I think it really works well on this quilt.
Time to head to my LQS to get some batting! Hopefully I can get the quilt basted today and do a bit of quilting this weekend.
Just as a quick reminder, the quilt top looks like this:
I think I might just use a variegated pink thread for the quilting… but I’ll audition several options once I get it basted. I might go with a straight line stitch echoing the angles of the flying geese on the top of the quilt, but I am still not sure that is the direction I want to head in with the quilting, either. I have really enjoyed making this quilt, but I have been having trouble coming up with firm ideas and just going for it like I do for a lot of my other projects!