Finally I have found the backing fabric for my SWAK envelope quilt, thanks to a good special at Spotlight. It is a linen weight cotton, from the upholstery section of all places, printed with french text and postmarks, reminiscent of vintage postcards - just perfect for an envelope themed quilt. I went with the natural colour way.
The backing has been made, and includes a row of envelopes that weren't used in the quilt top, and has been spray basted to the batting (then I ran out of spray glue) so the top is pin basted. I am itching to start quilting it, but am just waiting for inspiration to strike as to how. I am wondering about hand quilting it - I was thinking of perhaps stitching circles in the areas where four corners meet, echoing the postmarks from the backing. If it gets machine quilted it will probably be my favourite method of late - cross hatch. Of course once the decision has been made as to how it will be quilted, the indecision starts as to what colour thread to use. Other ideas are most welcome, just remember I can only do straight stitch quilting with my machine.
Linking up to at WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.