I bought some black and white fabric previously, but it just didn't seem like I had enough. I went to Out of Hand Needle Arts in Calgary ( http://www.out-of-hand.com/ ). It's too bad their website doesn't match their spectacular shop. Out of Hand Needle Arts is totally "out of hand" when it comes to supplies and fabrics! It is jam-packed with tons of goodies! I found the above Robert Kaufman Night & Day (above) and knew it would be an interesting match to my daughters quilt once it was done! It's quite overwhelming, but if you are using bits of it, I think it adds some visual interest to the quilt itself don't you think? (photo below shows the basic colors of the quilt that's off to Queen B Quilting to be quilted!)
My little leaf wall hanging is next on the list to be free-motion quilted, but I wanted a fabric on the back that matched the muted colors on the front. Although the piecing of the front is with Bali charms, I wanted to go with the same colors. This bolt caught my eye when I saw it on the shape, but when I unrolled it and saw cabbage on the back I had to laugh! I love cabbage! But I know quite a few people that don't! Good thing it's going onto the back! I figured it was busy enough to allow for a few of my boo-boo's when I start quilting! Should be interesting!
What fabric do you put on the back? Do you spend tons of money on the backing? Do you use sheets? Do you use re-cycled material? Do you piece your back as well? Do you use flannel? Minky? Tell me your great ideas....and Happy Quilting!