The alternate title for this post is “When You Should Leave Well Enough Alone.” I’ve been working again on my little Judy’s 4-patches and decided that I would probably like a different fabric than the solid one they included on the inside. This is what the pattern looks like and I really bought it for the beautiful fabrics inside. The solid is just a plain fabric, nothing special.
I was thinking probably a nice tea-dyed would give it more depth, so I picked up a nice tea-dyed and pulled the kit open. I think I found a backing. There weren’t any notes about a backing, so I was a bit surprised there was one.
When I was showing the husband, he remarked that the spider webs on the fabric for the border looked like that shingle commercial for the vaccine that is running now. Great! So should I get a new border as well. In small bits, in the small blocks, I don’t think it would be noticeable, but now when I look at it I see that stupid commercial… I do have to admit there are probably better border fabrics out there.
Anyway the funny bit was then I tried to match the back fabric and wouldn’t you know I bought tea-dyed with a green cast and this backing fabric has a warm brown cast. Sheesh… so out goes the back as well I guess.
I bought enough of the tea-dyed so technically that can be the backing. I pulled out some other stashed tea-dyes and it’s all a little off. However, this is the point I got to thinking maybe I should’ve just left well enough alone and used the kit as is, but then again there is so much work going into to these blocks… fun work, but not fast work… so really I should love it. Not sure why this last picture is so crappy… I’ll try to get a better picture next time.
I do love how you can butt the pieces up perfectly and get a great seam every time.