I started piecing the leftovers together for the back for Abracadabra and then decided I wanted a more plain backing.
So, I went to Pacific Fabrics on 4th and looked at every piece of cotton fabric there yesterday.
I started on the flat fold table because they are cheaper and funkier and was shocked that everything was $8.48 a yard. I guess I haven't been paying attention - that seems expensive to me!
I couldn't find anything, of course, and moved on to the upholstery fabrics and then to the quilting fabrics.
I found one I sorta liked in the upholstery fabrics at $21.48 a yard. But at only 54" wide that seemed very expensive.
So on to the quilting cottons. Nothing seemed just right, but I settled on a greyish, greenish overall that would work at $12.78 a yard. Yikes. I bought 4 yards of that and another 1/2 yard of the plain green to use for binding and a spool of green thread to use for quilting. The total was over $78 dollars.
What happened to my plan to not buy more fabric and use up my stash?
I made a label and pieced together the back and now it's all ready to pin.
|You can see the plain grey allover print in the corners. I had to add a little bit to make the four yards big enough, so I did use up some of the leftovers. There's a big cross on the back, with the label where they meet.|