Since I have finished piecing the Adinkra top. it is now time to quilt it. Quilting a top requires finding a backing fabric. I decided it would be too difficult to find a backing fabric for an African quilt in my stash, and should quilt something else. After all, I have several quilts ready to quilt, all lined up on hangers, with backing pieced and ready.
I couldn't help myself, though, and took a quick peek at the stash to see if I might be able to find anything that might work for Adinkra. My modern fabrics won't work as they are too light, and the only thing left is my stack of blue fabric. I might have bought enough fabrics for several quilts when I was making the (still unfinished) Shakespeare in the Park.. There is blue in the Adinkra quilt, but the SITP is a traditional quilt. Wouldn't hurt to look though.
I looked at that stack and found it.
Imagine going to a wise elder in Africa, and asking for a backing fabric. The wise elder isn't going to give you choices. He or she will say "this is the fabric you need." No choices, but it will be the right option. When looking for blue border fabric, she chose a green and orange print, and yet when looking for a orange/brown/yellow print for the backing, she chose a blue one. Who am I to argue?
It's not an African print, but I am pretty sure I bought it to go with the blue African prints. Everywhere on the internet today, people are showing off their new fabric purchases. I don't need new fabric purchases. I have renamed my sewing room the Cave of Wonder.
I have a Cave of Wonder that always delivers.