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!
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I love the pieced backing! I did a very simple pieced back on my son's quilt, mostly because I had to - the bed sheet I bought to use as the backing wasn't big enough - but I was so glad in the end that I had pieced it. Just adds a little something special to the back. Not that my 8yr old son cares, but I do!!ReplyDelete
I think pieced backings ( most backings you have actually to piece together in order to get the needed size) are another great way to express creative ideas and add a second beautiful side to a quilt. Good job! And: I like the KonasReplyDelete
Love that backing, Kate!!! You did a great job! I love those fabrics you used, such an awesome color palette :) Awesome Kona charm packs, too - are those for your Drunkard's Path quilt with Kristie?ReplyDelete
The backing looks amazing! I love your choice of fabric too. I haven't done any cutting for the Drunkard's Path QAL either so need to get on with it... and a bit of practice too!!ReplyDelete
Love the backing... just gives an extra special something to the quilt...ReplyDelete
Love that back! Gorgeous fabric. And Kona solids, I am so in love! I can't wait to see your DP quilt!ReplyDelete
Your pieced backing is really pretty!ReplyDelete
Your pieced backing came out great! Love the colorway. I am thinking of joining your QAL. Curved piecing and I don't usually mix but i might give it a try.ReplyDelete
Very cool pieced back - you did a lovely job.ReplyDelete
Beautiful pieced backing, I love it! Those solids looks like they will turn into a lovely Drunkard's Path!ReplyDelete
Hi! That is a beautiful back and I love your drunkard's path quilt!ReplyDelete
Love that back! So pretty :)ReplyDelete
LOVE the pieced back ! LOVE the fabric!ReplyDelete
I am in love with your pieced back!!!ReplyDelete