It took a bit of sewing, but it is finally done. There was all sorts of bits and pieces of fabric left over from my Animal ABC quilt, that I decided to use it up in the backing. Of course, the fabric pieces all had holes where I had cut out the appropriate animal to applique to the blocks. So I cut and sliced and joined bits together until I had a strip to use across the width - adding extra homespun to make the piece wide enough. And this is what I came up with. As you can see, it needs to be trimmed.
The pieced back
There are pandas, tigers and jaguars, animals from the African plains, moose and deer, and a pack of wolves. And of course, this pieced panel will be on the back of my recently completed Animal ABC quilt top.
I’m pleased with how the backing turned out - and happy with the strips of different fabric.