The “Indigo Moon” house is framed in ivory silk. Top and bottom are flanked with a quilted upholstery weight fabric. So I laid batting in the midsection (pretty much equalizing the layers), picked a pretty floral for the backing, and then, because silk has a tendency to slide around, basted the layers together. A classic baste – large stitches in contrasting thread, to be removed as I stitch. It is satisfying to integrate the layers into something coherent. I don’t know what this house has to say either (referring to yesterday’s post), but this time it doesn’t matter because for whatever reasons, I’m entralled with this layout, these colors, and this jumble of patterns. Adding backing and batting means sacrificing the stained glass effect, but I’m okay with that.