Monday, November 30, 2009

I've Got Your Back

Quilt back that is . . .


Hate is a strong word so I won't use it.  But I really, really, dislike piecing quilt backs. If I want to do piecing I'll make a quilt top. I love quilts that have pieced backs and love the way they look but I'm too impatient to do it for my quilts.  When that top is finished I want to load it on the frame and quilt it. Now.

   The LQS sells extra wide fabric (108") so that's what I've been using since I discovered that section of the store.  But I couldn't find a back that would work for this quilt.  The only ones that would work color-wise had flowers all over them.  This quilt is for Adam so flowers won't do. 

So I had to stop whining and piece a back. Well, I didn't really stop whining, but I did do the piecing.  It was nice to use up the scraps and the oops pieces.  I had set them aside thinking they would come in handy for some project some day. And I like the way it turned out.

And here is the top . . .

Now I can get it all loaded on the frame.  Hopefully I can ship it to Adam this week so it will keep his back warm while he's got our backs.

5 comments:

mfa said...

I love the backs, it really finishes the quilts, Looks great.

kwiltmakr said...

Very nice quilt. I love the back. I think your right,piecing a back is like piecing another quilt but they sure are nice.

an encourager said...

That backing is cute and creative! I'm with you, though... for me, the top is enough work! Good job on that quilt! Thanks for the encouragement on my Schnibbles! :0

Karen said...

I Love It!! its a cool surprise to see a little something on the back.....and you use up the extra peices cause face it, the extras are just gong to sit in a scrap box for who knows how long....forever? Make sure to post a pic after its quilted.Great work!!

rae said...

I always have quilting research to do after I read your blog! This "quilt back" thing is new. (Looks lovely, btw!) I'm off to the world wide web!