Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Holly's Tree Farm Backing

For my Feed Company quilt (which I'm still pinching pennies to get quilted) I decided to go with a single fabric for the backing, the bandana print in navy. For Holly's Tree Farm I initially was going to do a single print again, but after some searching on Pinterest I decided to piece a back.

I found this helpful page with 6 different ideas to piece a backing. I decided to go with the pattern below:
I picked 2 prints from Holly's Tree Farm and 1 from Feed Company, these two collections play so well together. :)
I fell in love with the 'store fronts' print so I decided that it would be the middle section. I chose to go with the graphite/grey color. The green 'pick your tree' print is for the narrow bands on either side of the middle, and the Feed Company plaid will be the top and bottom.
This backing will provide some great interest without taking away from the front. I'm getting excited, I can't wait until the top is all done and I can send it off to the quilters. If you're doing this BOM and would like my measurements for this backing let me know. I'd be happy to send you my sketch. :)


  1. Love your backing idea and fabric selections! Hope you post pictures when you get it completed. That backing will be a perfect backdrop for the lovely quilt. Can't wait to see it finished. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I would love the measurements to the back !

    1. No problem. I'm trying to find your email but can't on your profile. So send me an email and I'll forward you my sketch :) pickrellashley (at) gmail (dot) com