Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Advice Please.....

I am hoping for some advice. I am just going to give a little back-story for my new followers.

My new slogan is, Love It, Buy It, and then USE IT!!  No more saving for the right project. I will always fall in love with a new fabric line.
My favorite fabric is
Katie Jump Rope by Denyse Schmidt.  
So no more hoarding.
Step one get it out!

Next cut into 5 inch squares.

Now the fun really started. I decided to make this king size and to
piece it all by hand!  I love to do handwork.
So it went from two patches to four to eight and so and so on

 until it was 120 inches by 109 inches.

Today was the perfect day to take pictures as the snow was reflecting through the windows.

So here is the top, flimsy, you get the idea!

Now, advice please!

I want this to be a summer quilt. Not heavy, but to feel like a sheet.
Here is my brainstorm of an idea!
Now do not laugh, this is the flannel I am going to use for the back. 
Yep, pink roses!

Here it comes...

I was not going to use batting!  Gasp!
  Just quilt the top and flannel.

Do you think it will work?

Should I scratch the flannel and just use a cotton backing with no batting?

Do I need batting?

This top will also be quilted by hand.

Thank you for any advice. 
And please be honest, I need help!!

Thank you!