I was determined to start my new blue/red quilt yesterday for which I had already pulled out the fabrics, however, I soon realized that I had not yet washed the linen fabric for this quilt. So a quick change of plans as the linen was going to take some time to dry in Melbourne's cool and overcast weather. (I do wash most of my fabrics first both for shrinkage and color runs).
I then decided to start piecing the back for my Gelati Log Cabin Quilt. I found some fabrics that I thought would fit in well with the overall Gelati color theme of the quilt and started piecing. I don't usually plan the back of the quilt, I just start cutting and sewing.
The quilt back is finished, and I am now going to send it off to be basted by a long arm machine quilter. This quilt top is quite large, and has a lot of seams which has resulted in a stretchy quilt top. I think it best if it is basted professionally, so that I don't have problems when it comes to quilting it.
Now I will have to start thinking about how I am going to quilt it! Any ideas?