It was one of those days. Rain, gloom, kids in school, so I decided to sew. Not do house work. Nor other necessary stuff. Just sew. After doing some more curtain alterations for my neighbours (who are just about the nicest people you ever want to meet) I proceeded to tackle the job that I have been avoiding. Because I had to cut out lots more different bits of fabric to make my backing for Stained Colourful.
And I got on with it. I cut. I sewed. I forgot to eat lunch. Until just before the school run at which point I supplemented my non-existent diet with chocolate. Yup, that's how to keep everything in balance!
I decided to go with a very simple backing for Stained. I want to use this quilt for me, me, me. As my Across the Seas quilt already resides on the sofa I wanted them to look like they could live together very nicely side by side. So taking my cue from the back of the ATS quilt, which looked like this as a quick reminder -
|O-kay, so apparently I didn't take a proper photo of the back.|
Sorry, but you get a glimpse here.
I pieced together five more of the square Stained blocks and then used Kona Snow, the same as my sashing, for the remainder of the back. I am hoping it looks good once quilted because I am having major doubts right now. But as it is all cut and sewn I will be using this backing whether I am in love with it or, more pertinently, not!
|You know it is a murky day when you hang it in a window|
and you can't tell because the light is so bad.
|I tried a million and one ways of placing the blocks but|
none of them made me happy so I ended up with this.
|The rumpled look on the kitchen floor.|
Well, it may have to grow on me. But at least I have done it. Wonder how long it will take for me to muster the energy to baste it?
Seeing your ATS backing brings back happy happy memories! I think your backing is great and can`t wait to see a `real` ta-dah moment...very soon.ReplyDelete
Baste it tonight! It is wonderful and you are so going to love having that quilt on your sofa!ReplyDelete
I hope you have basted it already to be honest!ReplyDelete
The backing will look perfect once you have quilted it xxx
Looks bright and sunny, even on a cloudy day! I'm doing a similar thing with the no.1 blocks, maybe down the centre of the back! JxoReplyDelete
Love that back! By the time I have got to the back of any quilt, my creativity has left the building ;-)ReplyDelete
I think it looks great....even in a drought!ReplyDelete
Back looks fabulous! It'll go with your ATS one perfectly too :-)ReplyDelete
Don't take too long to baste, because it is going to look fab when it is finished!ReplyDelete
I love pieced backs and this one is just great. Di xoReplyDelete
I love the back - what a great idea!! Is it ready to quilt yet?!ReplyDelete
Love it Susan! What better than a rainy sewing day! I'm very envious!ReplyDelete
Great back and it'll co-ordinate wonderfully with your ATS quiltReplyDelete
what a fab idea and it looks really greatReplyDelete
I like that you are putting as much thought into the back as the front!...and as for the chocolate lunch...well now I know your dieting tips...I think I know where I've been going wrong LOL :o)ReplyDelete
I'm sure it'll all look fab when it's together!ReplyDelete
It is going to be perfect - have no worries as a serial back piecer I am convinced!ReplyDelete
Just get those curtains done so we can see this finished in June! Show & tell!
I love it! Think it looks just great and I can't wait to see it done :-)ReplyDelete
you will love it when you get thruReplyDelete
your proportions are perfect - earthier way its wonderful. I´t will be just fab.ReplyDelete
well I like it. So that's all that matters right ;P HAHAReplyDelete
I thinks it's a lovely back too! I think you'll love it when it's finished too.ReplyDelete
The back looks amazing! Very clever idea :)ReplyDelete
I like it and will look forward to seeing a finish very soon!ReplyDelete
I like it too, I think you can't see the forest for the trees on this one. Embrace it and baste it! It's going to be an absolutely fabulous quilt, both front and back.ReplyDelete