Some time ago I wrote a post about a quilt that a group of quilters from around the world has been working on for President Obama. I ordered the backing fabric for it today, and after Thanksgiving will start to hand quilt it.
Here’s the backing fabric I chose for it:
I purchased the fabric from eQuilter.com:
Cream, Champagne, Sand
This vibrant blender is rich with textural qualities and done using a monochromatic palette that is sure to add just the right touch of visual interest to the back and borders of your latest project. Please prewash and allow for up to 7% shrinkage. 108″ wide quilt backing, tonal blender from the ‘Quilter’s Blenders’ collection.
Kathy Timmons designed the layout and sewed our blocks together with a beautiful setting that incorporated a stunning stripe by Marcus Fabrics called “Indigo, Pewter and Honey” from Judie Rothermel. I tried my best to find some of the fabric from that line to use on the back, but no luck. So this is a good neutral that will work with it. The stripe has a bit of a gold color in it, and with our cream background will look quite nice. The binding that Kathy (so nicely) prepared for us is in the blue stripe as well, so I think it will be perfect!
I will keep the members of the Yes We Can, Jane group informed of the quilting progress on my blog so that they – and all my readers – can see how it goes, one block at a time. Keep coming back to this blog to see when your block/s are finished being quilted.
I am so excited about this, and I hope you are as well!