Formerly known as Circuit Rider, is now basted and I have already started the quilting. This quilt is a mixture of block designs from the original Circuit Rider quilt, plus another heap from other traditional quilt designs. There are 36 blocks in all.
I went to my quilting group on Friday with the top and the backing. Started to clip the backing to the large table, and realised I had left my batting home, so had to hop back in the car and go home. Just as well I don't live far away. Finally got it underway and some of the girls there lent a hand.
My plan is to quilt around each of theshapes of the blocks, and do some kind of motif where 4 blocks join, then something else in the background. You can tell i have give it a lot of thought:-)
How about this as a backing fabric? I went looking for a toile and they were all too expensive, and I love using pretty fabics on the back of my quilts, but hate paying top dollar for it. This fabric is like a quilter's muslin, with red cross stitch design on it. it was a bargain basement price, but it feels really nice. Sometimes you find a cheap fabric for a backing and it is ok until you start with the hand quilting, and you find it is really tough. Ok for machine quilting, but hard on the hands.