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:


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!!!


  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.

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

  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.

  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? ;^)

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

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

  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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