I chose to use a single piece of fabric for the backing - rather than piecing the backing. Hand quilting with Anna Maria Horner voile is just incredible. The needle glides through the fabric like a knife through warm butter. And the feel of the fabric is beyond compare. Although, basting is a bit tricky. I have found masking tape will not adhere to the voile so I use temporary adhesive (KK 2000 - Sulky) to hold everything in place while I add the basting pins. It is worth the time and effort.
A special thank you to April from Sew To Speak! She acted as my tutor yesterday and gave me some terrific technical advice regarding my blog. I have yet to put her suggestions to practice....hopefully I will be able to remember everything we covered :) Thanks April!
Back to stitching!