Between work and meetings I finished the top!woo hooo and happy dance!
Today in between jobs I stopped at a quilt shop to get a few fat quarters for my journal quilt, and thought while I was there I'd look for something on the clearance shelves for this quilt. Well this green fabric practically leaped into my waiting arms. It looked to me as though there was 3 or 4 yards left on the bolt. PERFECT my inner fabric hoarder whispered. So of course I trotted right up to the cutting table and said "I'll take the whole thing". We all know what happened next right.......... 6 1/2 yards later I was not about to say, "weeeeeeeell......." But I'm glad I took it as I was able to add just a teensy bit to it to make a nice BIG backing. My favorite cousin who is going to do the quilting really appreciates a BIG backing. It seems like quilters are always giving her what they think is an enormous amount of fabric only to have her lay it out and find that they are either too short or too narrow. Size really does matter! ;-) So anyway that is the story of my backing....... Want to see? Okay, you have no choice here it is!
Ta Da! I can't wait to get it in the mail so I can get it back and get it bound and labeled and give it to the little boy.