I went to Burkholder's after work on Thursday to pick up the backing fabric for the vintage quilt top. I chose this from one of the feed sack collections
The background color is a very dark brown which appears black in my horrible kitchen lighting. I choose something that was about as neutral as I could get since the quilt top is pretty crazy! And speaking of the vintage quilt top, thanks to everyone for their input and quilting suggestions. As I was examining the top yesterday, it appears that some of the blocks on the edge had bleach or something dripped on them. I may end up changing the size and dimension of the top to eliminate the really banged up blocks. If I had been neglectful in my treatment of the top I would feel awful about doing that. However, I didn't abuse it so I am guilt-free. I just want to preserve a bit of Tony's family history so I am going to do the best I can and call it a day.
Since Burkholder's was having a sale and I had a 30% discount coupon in my hot little hand, I bought these
This bundle of gorgeous is Ro Gregg Sophisticate Vintage Rose from Northcott Fabrics. There are 25 fat quarters of the entire collection. The colors range from pink to taupe to grey and black. I totally changed my mind about the colors I wanted to use for the Swoon quilt. I am going on retreat at the end of October and I think this will be my project...if I can just keep my hands off it until then!