I finished up the Brown Bear, Brown Bear top and now it's ready for quilting. Do you ever wonder why they design these cute tops so that the width of the top just exceeds the width of the fabric by 1-4 inches? Of course, you don't wonder - you know it's so you'll have to buy twice the yardage of fabric to get the backing to fit. Don't these companies know that we can be ingenious about how to piece a back to avoid buying more fabric? The prices now are outrageous (as are the prices in the economy as a whole), so we have to do just as our fore-mothers did - we make do!