Monday, August 12, 2019

Making Sandwiches

Even though my sewing room is back in business I just haven't had the mojo to get anything done in there. Yesterday I forced myself to get the backing on Daddio's Nine Patch. I have to say as much as I didn't want to do it I found the whole process enjoyable. Ironing the fusible batting is a relaxing job once it's all cut and ready to go.

I had to go dig through his stash for something big enough and I found this for the back. It's just crazy enough that I think he would approve.

 Since it all went so smoothly I went ahead and made a sandwich out of the Dresden. My new big Ikea dining table came in very handy. Crabs on Sunday, quilts on Monday.

 Even though I use fusible batting I still pin.

I had to piece the backing on this one because it was so big. I hate that job but it's done, done, done. Now let the machine quilting begin. I think I am going to start with this one.


  1. I really like that back you choose for the nine-patch. But, my favorite is that Dresden. I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

  2. Wow! Nice!! Love the backing fabric on that first one - crazy and fabulous!!

  3. How exciting to see the quilts get their bones!
    I think you will enjoy the quilting, too.

  4. The backings complement both quilts perfectly. Have fun quilting.

  5. I'd never heard of fusible batting. How awesome it must be! No where near as awesome as that quilt backing though. So crazy colorful! It's perfect for that quilt.

  6. Both quilts are beautiful! The backing could not be any more perfect for the nine patch quilt. It is just as colorful and happy looking as the quilt. Looking forward to seeing these quilted.

  7. Im always amazed at you , Nancy , Val and the other quilters . Such a big process and such wonderful quilts. IT must be awful when some gets a stain on them!!

  8. The backing for Daddio's nine patches is perfect!