Remember how I said I already had a backing fabric for that baby quilt? And all I needed was the binding fabric? Well, I went out shopping last week with the express purpose of buying binding fabric and... found a better backing fabric that the one I had originally bought.
Ooops. But it was just sooooo much better. Check it out:
That picture doesn't show the colors very well. Here's a close-up:
How could I resist? It's got all of the same colors, although the blue is a bit more turquoise-y on the back than the front. But trust me -- it works.
(It's from the Amy Butler Belle line. Color: olive/kashmir.)
The good news is that I went out two days later with the express purpose of buying binding fabric (my exact words as I left the house were, "I'm not coming back without fabric for the binding!" A mission, I tell ya.) and I found some! And it's striped! Yay! (Side note about the striped binding: besides the fact that this quilt is being made for a stripe-lover, I love, love, love stripes for a binding on a quilt. I don't know why -- it's just fun. And that's how I feel about stripe-y binding. So, there.)
Now I just need to find someone else to do that quilting for me (my favorite go-to gal for quilting seems to have become unreachable, so I'm in the market for a new quilter). And then voila! Quilt!