A Pieced Back

I’ll admit that I usually don’t bother to piece nice backs for my quilts.  More often than not I use one fabric that goes fairly well with the front and call it done.  This time, however, I felt like my Robert Kaufman No Prints Allowed challenge quilt just needed a pieced back.

It still is not a very complicated pieced back and didn’t take too much time.  It was fun to piece all the scraps left over from the front into one long strip.  I did this completely randomly.  When I piece things for the front of a quilt, even if I say I’m doing it randomly, there is usually a little bit of selection going on.  I just can’t help myself!  For this back, though, I just picked up whichever scrap came to hand.  I still have a strip about one yard long left.

I don’t know if you can see that little strip of purple at the lower middle left edge where the wind blew the quilt.  I’m interested to see if any of that bit makes it into the quilt or if it gets cut off after the quilting.  I generally make my backs about 6″ longer and wider than the quilt top, so it will depend on how things get lined up.

I had hoped to get this quilt basted by now, but decided not to stress over sewing this weekend and try to relax a little.  I’ll be working at my non-quilting job tomorrow, so I’m planning on basting tomorrow night.  The quilt is due at the Ann Arbor MQG meeting on Wednesday night, June 29.  Knowing me, I’ll be sewing binding an hour before the meeting.  I seem to chronically try to fit more things in than there is time for.  I’m sure none of you ever do that 🙂  Hope you all had a great weekend!

  • Ann
    Posted at 14:42h, 22 June Reply

    I am cramming to get mine done as I can't make the meeting (again) and will have to drop it off for someone to take for me. Quilting tonight and binding tomorrow – not sure when I will pack us all for the beach.

  • Hollie
    Posted at 01:21h, 22 June Reply

    Love that back!

  • Ethne
    Posted at 07:13h, 20 June Reply

    You will no doubt have it completed for the meeting, and I look forward to seeing photos of the finished quilt (and the other challenge pieces too, if possible) – good luck

  • What Comes Next?
    Posted at 04:54h, 20 June Reply

    oh no I never do that, uh uh, shaking her head from side to side while ROFLAO!
    Well, if the back is any indication, the front is going to be lovely – can't wait to see it!

  • Lynne
    Posted at 03:30h, 20 June Reply

    Of course we don't try to cram more into our time! Who would do that? LOL

  • Lucinda
    Posted at 00:36h, 20 June Reply

    I like it! And you're definitely farther along than I am. Can't wait to see what you've created.

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