as i've been revising*/working lots lately, i've only been doing odd bits and bobs for my quilt, and last weekend i realised that i hadn't stopped to look at it properly to see how much i'd done.
somehow, i have sewn together all of the individual squares- eek! when i realised, i laid the whole thing out again and it was so exciting- it was the first time i looked at it and thought "yep, you're gonna be an actual quilt!" (i hope that makes sense).
continuing with my desperate attempts to keep it all in order, i've now used bulldog clips to keep each row together and can now start sewing them into long strips- so far i've done 3 and it's amazing seeing all the fabrics coming together.
i did feel frustrated seeing the pieces all clipped together in a corner, but actually, being able to work on one bunch at a time has made the whole thing less daunting, and surprisingly it's come together reasonably quickly.
i'm really starting to keep my eyes peeled for a backing fabric now, ideally i don't want to buy new fabric so am looking at second hand curtains/bedspreads etc. i'm not even sure what colour i'm looking for yet, so that's gonna be a fun challenge.
if you've made a quilt before, how did you go about picking your backing fabric? did you have something specific in mind, or did you see it one day and know it was the one?!
p.s. if you're thinking of starting a quilt, please check out my friend sarah's blog for some inspiration. she was the one to give me that final push in starting my quilt when she brought hers into work- it's incredible and has so much history to it, i can't wait to see her finish it :)
*just a little side note to say that revision will no longer be taking up any of my time- i passed my theory test this morning, yay!