THE NICHE OF A QUILTER, READER, PET LOVER, AND GARDNER

Sunday, February 18, 2007

What I'm Working On

This is the quilt I'm working on now. It's a top I finished last summer and now am working on the backing. I made this top from the Turning Twenty left over scraps. I cut four big pieces of floral fabric and will sew them up together today and use that for the backing. Might as well make it real girly, top and backing. I'm getting a little bored with just a plain backing so I'm venturing into piecing my backings. I've always liked the idea but by the time I got to the backing all I wanted to do is be done with it and didn't want to deal with anymore piecing. I will try and bast it on the new folding table I bought at JoAnn's, with a coupon of course. I am so tired of floor basting. I figured it's going to be a small 55 inch quilt so I think I can do it on the table. This quilt will go to any grand daughter I have in the future. It took me a long time to collect this rose fabric. This picture isn't showing the borders but they are they three inch floral strips. The picture on top is the backing already finished. It may look kind of weird but I like it. I just couldn't pass up paisley fabric with roses.

8 comments:

quiltpixie said...

I too find by the time I've pieced the front I don't "feel" like piecing the back... Maybe if I cut large squares or recctangels that just fit together it'd get done, but inevitably I decide not to "waste" fabric and cut each piece the maximum I can and then have to fiddle away figuring out he piecing so I get the pieces all interlocked.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I just love pieced backs and this will look great! I agree with you, anything that can be basted up off the floor should be... these knees of mine complain when they have to crawl around too much anyomre!! Great quilt.

meggie said...

Thankyou for visiting my blog.
I think your name is very pretty!

And I have enjoyed meeting you, & seeing some of your lovely quilts.
I know how you felt about your son & partner breaking up- my son & his partner of 17 years split up. It was like a death in the family to me, I was/am so fond of her. They have remained friends, & didnt have children. I dont think they will get back together, but we would all like it if they did.

ruth said...

I really like the fabric you've used for the back!

Hanne said...

Cute quilt top - and the backing looks good :-)

Vicky said...

Great finish! And you used up those leftover pieces! Your quilt is beautiful!

Laurie Ann said...

Those lavenders are just beautiful!

Susan said...

What a great way to use those leftover pieces! I like the way it's bordered out on the diagonal. The paisley fabrics are beautiful.