Friday, April 16, 2010

The Goldilocks philosophy?

Ages and ages ago, I completed the top for my bento box quilt. Then I had two false starts on making a backing for the quilt. A little like the Goldilocks story in trying to find the one that was "just right". The quilt has been set aside for such a long time as I searched and searched. I finally found something that makes the wait worthwhile...

pretty white dots on a spring-green background! Feeling inspired to get this quilt finished I pulled out the scraps left from making the quilt top and started stitching.

I had enough bits and pieces to make a scrappy strip for the quilt back as you can see in the picture above. Here's a close up of one section....


Happily, I have begun basting the quilt (hooray!). It may seem ridiculous to take so long on one quilt, but for me, it really was about finding a backing fabric that was "just right".
Perhaps, that's the Goldilocks philosophy : keep looking until what you find is "just right" (whether it's oatmeal cooked the way you like or a fabric that makes you smile). ;o)

6 comments:

  1. Love your fabric choice. Definitely worth the wait! I completely agree, so much better to wait than to forever be unhappy with your choice. Hope you're doing well, friend!

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  2. that is just how I felt at the car dealership tonight while we went back and forth on our trade-in and ultimately left without a new car...not the right price just yet!!!!!

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  3. wow... now that was worth waiting for! No wonder you feel inspired to get the quilt finished!!

    Happy Sewing..........

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  4. Definitely worth waiting for. Hope you didn't get chased through the woods once you found the right one ;-)

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  5. I love the colours! It will be gorgeous when finished:) I'll be watching for it!

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  6. It was definitely worth waiting for the backing fabric! Backing can be equally beautiful as fronts!

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