Tuesday, October 18, 2011
WIP weds - my first pieced quilt back
Although I am itching to start lots of new quilt tops, I am trying to stay focused and finish my first drunkard's path quilt (and hopefully my kaleidoscope quilt too) before I start too many new projects. I pieced this quilt back for the drunkard's path quilt - this is actually my first pieced quilt back! I often make baby quilts where I can get away with just using a 42" width of fabric for the back, and while I have been thinking of this as a baby quilt, since it measures 45" square, I knew I would have to piece it somehow to make it big enough. When I was cutting charms for the front, I saved the random ends thinking that this would make a nice design, and then I cut some more to make enough for this pieced stripe. I like how it looks - the fact that I love the flowery central park fabric that I used as the main fabric doesn't hurt either. I hope to baste and quilt it this week.
And while I am trying to finish that up before I start too many new things, I can't ignore the Drunkard's Path QAL that Kristie and I are hosting... so I have picked out my fabric and started cutting! More on that later this week.
I'll be linking up to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced - very happy to be back in the swing of things and looking forward to seeing what everyone else is up to!