To create this quilt back, here’s what I did. I took 2 yds of the Metro Living Lantern, and cut it in half. I had about 3/4 yd of the Quilter’s Linen left over, so I cut that in half and sewed it to each of the halves of the Lantern fabric. I then cut 1 1/2 inch strips from the Kona Aqua, sewed them end to end to create a long enough strip to span the width of the quilt back and sewed that to the Quilter’s Linen. Now I was left with 2 large pieces of fabric (seen at the top and bottom of the quilt back). I placed my completed quilt top on the ground and then I placed these pieces I just created over the top and bottom of the quilt top with about an inch overhanging on all sides. Now I could see how much space was in the middle that I needed to fill with other fabric. Turns out I needed a strip about 12 inches long to fill the gap.
From the leftover printed fabric that I had from the front (Alexander Henry’s Natura Collection), I cut 6 pieces that measured 6.5″ x 12.5″. I also cut 1.5″x 12.5″ strips from the Kona Aqua as sashing between the printed fabric. I sewed these together as shown below. I then figured out how much more fabric I needed to fill the edges with the Quilter’s Linen and sewed these on to the ends. I then sewed this middle strip to the top and bottom pieces. Now onto the quilting and the binding!