This is the original piece of fabric, all folded and ready to be used.
I thought it was SO big, it would make at least 3 backs, so I brought three quilts with me to cut backs for. Unfortunately, I overestimated, and this huge pile of fabric only made two backs. The first one I cut is for a Saturday Sampler I did about 3 years ago, all made with Asian fabrics:
I designed the borders myself, and added the paper-pieced kanji. I got the patterns for the kanji from kitten's mittens website (which has since moved to the link I provided here, but still available online). The patterns are 'fabric ware' (kind of like share-ware, but you send a fat quarter to use the patterns, very reasonable).
I also made a backing for Ryokan Ryokan is designed by Joe of Thimblecreek Quilts.
Now I am busy cutting batting for these two quilts and off they go to Stovers. Maybe I will be able to mail them tomorrow - that'd be awesome! The sooner I send them out, the sooner I will be able to bind them and call them finished!