Sunday, February 10, 2013

batik backing

hoffman's "a year in the meadow"
while denise and i were shop-hopping, i found this pretty hoffman print that will be used to back the batik and plum flimsy.  i agree, it is too pretty to use as a backing but it was the end of bolt, nearly 3 yards at a whopping $3, and even with my fuzzy math, that's one dollar per yard so the price is definitely right.  i am hoping there will be some scraps leftover as it is such a pretty print.  back when i was first starting quilting, hoffman prints were the rolls royce of quilting fabrics and for me they still are.  **** all is calm and bright here after the storm with a sliver of orange on the horizon heralding the coming sunrise.  still very cold but clear is good.  **** today's task is to tidy the sewing space and get in some sewing time before the week starts again.  and i've got to hang my february wallhanging, finally!


  1. Good morning Grace,
    I agree that is a very pretty print, and such a deal, the one that I got was almost 1 1/2 yards and I only paid $1. Worked on a wool candle mat yesterday and plan on a few "catch up" projects later today. Two posts to my blog since Thursday, I think short, frequent post will be much better than long infrequent, thanks for "nudging" me to get to back to it!

  2. What a great find. And there are always scraps. My sewing room is overflowing with scraps everywhere. Crumb piecing seems to be so messy but so rewarding.

  3. That is a beautiful print, at the right price. I think it makes a great backing because you don't have to cut it into tiny pieces and you can always get the full effect of its beauty by just flipping the quilt over. : )

  4. Ah - that's a great description Grace: I also used to think that Hoffman fabrics were simply the best, and I used to say that there was no such thing as an ugly Hoffman. They've kinda dropped away a bit, in my view. They haven't remained at the forefront of design and, indeed, I'm not even all that aware of their fabrics when I go shopping (which isn't all that often). I imagine that there are a lot of young, 'modern' quiltmakers who haven't even heard of them.