Well, I finally finished it. I was waiting for the "right" backing fabric. BUT I didn't want to buy anything. I wanted to use from my stash. The problem was that I wasn't happy with anything I had AND I just didn't want to piece anything. I wanted one piece.
Well, if you know me, you know that my fabric is NOT in one spot. While I am working toward that end, it's a slow process, and I am not there yet. Anyhow, I "found" this fabric in one of my bins. Many moons ago it was slated to be in a king sized quilt. Then I had my 3rd girl and life got a lot more hectic and that didn't happen, so....
So, I layered and quilted and then washed (cuz I LOVE that crinkled look) and came up with this:
It runs across our square table making a placemat for DH and I to share. Isn't that romantic! The border fabric is perfect for the light airy look I was going for. AND it kinda looks like crab traps.
I had a wonderful idea to have a matching table set this summer. But the girls had other plans. They each insist on using their fav placemats. So we are a bit more eclectic instead.
Just look at all this crinkle goodness. I love it.
These shells are perfect for the back. The colors don't show true, but the orange in the scallop is a perfect match to the binding.
Of this project.
Now on to the next...