The group of women taking the quilting class voted on the color combinations of jewel tones. They were bright enough to knock your socks right off their dainty little toes.
I actually made it to every class but one and sewed all of the blocks. At first I thought, I will put my block in a pattern on top of a comforter and appliqué them to the fabric. I wanted a purple or lavender comforter that matched one of the block colors but it was impossible to find.
After several years of looking, I decided to look for material. Next, I found two colors that were a lavender cotton and a deep purple velvet. I sewed them together.
The next project was to find a backing. I bought a print material of white and blue flowers - it didn't really match. I bought a satin type gold material - it didn't match. I did take samples with me to help match but frankly, that didn't work for me.
While shopping for minky material to make a couple of baby blankets, I found the perfect backing material for my quilt.
I still have to fix a few imperfections in my quilt and add toppings and sides. Because the backing is too thick, I will have to tie my quilt which is fine with me but it still sits in my closet.