almost there.

02 March 2013

almost there.
ladies & gents, i give y'all a completed quilt top.
yayyy.

i have to say, i've really fallen in love with this quilt.
it's just so happy.
and scrappy.
and all together lovely.

i'm hoping y'all can help a girl out.
i've been trying to pick out a good backing.
what color backing would you choose?
aqua? yellow? grey? orange? green?

xo, rachel

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50 comments:

Debbie B Sam said...

Orange...I <3's me some orange :)

Great quilt kiddo!

Deb said...

Essex linen in sunshine

Deb said...

I love the quilt btw it's fantastic. No matter what squares are the bestest

MeganW said...

yellow!!! *waves arms a lot :)* i totally see big, patchwork yellow.

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

That quilt top is so beautiful - I think the blacks really make it pop. I'd back it with red or pink - maybe the Echino hot pink polka dot

Debra Lee said...

Half yellow half orange!

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

The quilt is lovely. I would use the darker stronger colours.Red or Pink.

Shanna said...

An Aqua Print is my vote. And solid Aqua for the binding or maybe a yellow for the back...Oh I can so see why you are having trouble!

Toni Selman said...

First thought that comes to mind is the big writing print from Ikea...if not that, I'd just scrappy it together, as that's the point of a scrappy quilt, right?
Toni
www.lifeinapinkbunnysuit.com

kelly said...

orange is just about always my go-to!

Lorna McMahon said...

I'd choose aqua, Rachel!

Beth said...

Grey.
Now all you suggestions have been voted for.
(I think grey would unify it--you have a lot of grey on the front).

Sandra said...

How about some of the same colours in a big size square. Make a big nine patch on the back. Aqua would be really nice for the binding.

Jen said...

I like this for the back: http://www.hawthornethreads.com/fabric/designer/robert_kaufman_house_designer/london_calling_3_lawn/babys_breath_in_celebration

Actually Amy said...

Grey with aqua binding :)

Kris said...

Love it! How about 4 big color blocks on the back in Orange, Aqua, Pink and Yellow...binding?

Rachel Greig said...

Yellow!

Rachel Greig said...

Or what about black?

Carla said...

Hmmm. I'm thinking grey, so the quilting shows but not the cat hair ; )

BellBell said...

I agree. It is such a happy quilt...just makes you smile. I would keep the happy theme alive and use yellow or orange. Love the quilt and love your blog.

Carol said...

There's a super cute fabric at FQS by Barbara Jones of Quilt Soup: Cruizin' cream bicycles. The background is cream with gray dots, the bicycles are aqua, yellow, gray, orange. I think it would be fun and cute for your quilt.

Pam E said...

Grey with one row of larger squares (using variety of top colors) about 2/3 of the way down the back.

trish said...

I cant wait to see what you choose. :0) Trish

Melissa at My Fabric Relish said...

Aqua!

mascanlon said...

I love the look of Meyer Lemon Pearl Braclets with scrappy quilts, so happy and unexpected!

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Sillly me, I try to pick a color that goes with both the quilt and the room I plan to keep it in! It is such a lovely quilt it will look good with any color you choose!!

Jacqueline said...

I have using a lot of gray lately.

Tammy said...

I'm thinkig a grey color.

StacyOK said...

I like the aqua with some gray thrown in for good measure!

Nicky said...

I'd be tempted to go black and let your quilting how on the back!

helen said...

Great Quilt! :)
I would choose black or pink.
Best wishes!

Katy McCoy said...

Black with colored dots that pick up the colors on the front.

Mame Johnston said...

I agree with the dots! Happy, happy dots.

Gale said...

It is a happy quilt and the backing should be happy also. I'd go with a yellow, orange, or hot pink polka dot or happy print with baloons or bicycles or such.

RhonniG said...

Yellow!!!

Qltr89 said...

I vote for green! What a happy quilt. Congrats.

suemac said...

I am with aqua.

Andrea said...

My first inclination is something aqua-bluish in a tiny tone on tone print and perhaps small dots or stripes in black or gray for the binding.

Laura said...

black with white polkadots for the backing

Lindsay said...

Polkadots - or Something with lots of curves (bubles?)

scarletcalliope said...

I vote YELLOW!!

GrecianUrns said...

black and white check with aqua binding..

clairesoprano said...

I think you can never get to much lime green, but think about all the great multi colored prints you could use! Everything will match that adorable quilt!

Anna said...

So gorgeous....I vote green!!

Stephanie said...

it's gorgeous! love, love love it! for a back... personally i'd go with something in a lower volume grey range. it would be a nice contrast to all the bright colors.

Terry Kessinger said...

I think a dark gray interspersed with pumpkin panels.

Beth Grace said...

gray with orange binding!

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Leigh-Anne Jones said...

I love this! I think I would go with Gray! xx

Berglind said...

Love your display... and this gorgeous quilt :)

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