For my Eye Spy Quilt I had some great flannel that my SIL gave me on her travels to various quilt shops (which when I really think about it seems silly since she doesn't quilt! - She just loves me that much!) that I knew that I wanted to use for the backing. Originally I thought I would do a small Eye Spy quilt so I could use a single width of fabric but then I figured that I should go big or go home and decided to make a larger quilt.
I left the backing way larger than I needed it since I'm still not 100% sure the right way to piece a back. I have been just laying the fabric over the top and if I have a few inches on each side I figure its good and move on to the next fabric I want to piece together.
I have way more of the monkey fabric on the right hand side that I should probably trim off before I tackle the quilt sandwich. I really want to show the pieced back rather than a TON of the monkey fabric and just a tiny bit of the piecing on the left hand side of the quilt. I think the main thing I am going to run into with this quilt is making sure that my backing isn't off kilter when I tape it down. Everything needs to be pretty straight on this quilt or its going to show the mistakes pretty clearly.
Well I am off to my Moms house for the afternoon and dinner with the kids soon - although tonight will be full fledged quilt sandwich type of evening. I foresee a lot of pins and a slightly sore back from being hunched over pinning all night in my future! ;)
Thanks for stopping by - see you tomorrow.