Friday, January 20, 2017

Design Floor Friday - Back or Not??

Welcome to another edition of Design Floor Friday!!  I know that it's been quite a while, but I thought you might like to see what's been on my Design Floor this week.

After working on my Rainbow String Quilt, I thought of the PERFECT backing material.  This grew out of a stack of 4-Patch blocks that have lived in my "large scrap" basket for several years. What better way to use them up by using them to create a quilt back for another quilt already in the works??

Those blocks didn't QUITE produce a back that was big enough:



SEW...

I cut sashing earlier in the week:



It took longer than expected...


And also required that I correct a cutting error:


Today, once the horizontal rows were sewn...



It became apparent that I would need to fill the gaps in the sashing:


This drawer of 3" - 3.5" strips and squares came to the rescue:


I went through one set of options...


... And several others...


... Before hitting on a pleasing combination:



With the selections made, I completed the remaining piecing:


Unfortunately, this quilt BACK is now making noise about wanting to be a quilt TOP!!!  Sigh... You KNOW what that means.

Linking up with Cynthia for Oh Scrap!


Until next time...
Back to the drawing board!!!

8 comments:

  1. As I was reading your journey with this backing, I wondered if this would be the outcome. : )
    It would be a shame to hide this on a back.

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  2. Definitely front-worthy! I would think that a heavily-pieced back would make a heavily-pieced front difficult to quilt.

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  3. I love making quilts with "two fronts." The "back" is generally a lot of scraps just sewn together but sometimes has more work in it than the front. The quilt is then reversible making it a double joy.

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  4. Lol! I've tried to have a reversible quilt once and ... yep, it ended up being two quilts. Wonder if it ever worked for some one? ;^)

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  5. It is too pretty to hide! Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  6. Yep, that's an awfully nice front ya got there...

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  7. Your backing turned out beautifully! You could still use it as a "back", but say the quilt is too sided. Looking forward to seeing what direction you take it.

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