Friday, January 11, 2013

Fabric Picks for my Turning Twenty Quilt Class

Hello Everybody! As most of you know, I am teaching a modern quilting class at the Electric Needle this month.  I am so excited to teach my first class!  (You should sign up!  Yes YOU!)  The pattern is called Turning Twenty.  Twenty fat quarters are needed for a throw size quilt.  I decided to make a queen since its such a fun pattern so I needed 30!

This quilt has huge blocks that are perfect for showing off large modern prints.  I decided to break out 10 fat quarters that I bought on my Honeymoon in Hawaii at Kilauea Kreations II.  (I was so surprised to find so many great quilt shops on the big island, we went to four over the course of the week!)

I purchased the rest of the prints from Etsy's Lilla Bella Fabrics and Via's Place.  I am using the navy herringbone for the binding but I am not sure what to do for the backing since I need eight yards.  Eight yards! 

 Check out my fabric choices:  Free Spirit, Joel Dewberry Modern Meadow

Joel Dewberry Modern Meadow - Free Spirit Fabrics - Turning Twenty Quilt

Joel Dewberry Modern Meadow - Free Spirit Fabrics - Turning Twenty Quilt
 What would you do for the backing?


  1. What would I do for the backing? I would reduce the cost by buying just two lengths of fabric for the backing and piecing the missing stripe down the middle (that is, if there's extra fabric from the fat quarters!)
    8 yards is quite an expense...

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    1. Thank you! I think you are right and I will have a healthy amount of scraps. 30-3.5" x 16" strips since I am not doing a border.