Oh irritable and disgusted and whatever else fits the bill.
I'm so happy with the way the quilt top turned out which makes the heartbreak of the backside all the more pronounced.
Should have used Moda maybe?
I don't know.
But I'm completely turned off with the whole muslin for quilt backing thing.
In all the times I ever saw it mentioned in question form, folks seemed to like muslin for the most part. Not once (and this is where I should have done more nosing around) had anyone said a word about pilling. LORD did this stuff pill like MAD after washing and drying.
I just can't get the stuff off the back well enough to sell the finished blanket in good faith. I'd hoped to sell it and complete my stash I'm building for my next quilt. (insert heavy sigh here)
For now, I'm not using muslin as a backing ever again. If anyone - anyone - has any input, advice, experience or a story to share regarding this issue please feel free to contribute. I'm at a loss and the pilling just pulled the wind from my sails.