Well I have not been very good about blogging this week but I did meet or exceed all my self set goals. I quilted and delivered two customer quilts, pieced a backing for the interlocking stars quilt and also got that quilt quilted.
How do you do your backings? In an effort to only buy fabric when I need it and to also reduce my fabric stash I am piecing a lot of my backings per the Bonnie Hunter style from quiltville.com and piecing backings with 10 1/2 squares. This backing used left over fabric from the front, a few tan pieces I had in my stash and a purchase of a little over a yard of one additional fabric.
This uses fabric I already have and I think makes a more interesting backing. It does take longer to do but I enjoy what it adds to a quilt.
In addition to all my quilting this week I joined a day time quilt guild. It is nice that my schedule is pretty much my own now and that I was able to do this. I knew several of the ladies already from other guilds and look forward to getting to know the rest of them. The guild seems well organized, has a room with plenty of space to meet in and they even have lunch each month as an extra treat.