In the back of the closet

Remember how I said my quilt closet was overflowing?  I had totally forgotten about this quilt.  I made it as a throw sized version of my Shadow Boxes pattern by reducing the number of columns and removing one block from each column.  I didn’t think the quilt itself would be all that great looking, but I had plenty of black, white and grey solid fabric so I went ahead with the quilt.

As I suspected, I wasn’t wowed by the final result, but it ended up a nice size at about 48″ x 72″.  I like my throws to be long so I can nap on the couch and cover all of me 🙂

The real surprise was the back.  I bought this lovely soft green quite a few years ago because it matched the color of my living room walls.  I never did anything with it and so it ended up on the back of this quilt.  I love how it looks – so soothing.  It was one of the first backs I pieced with a design in mind and not just making it big enough.  The cream fabric is one of my favorite handwriting prints.

The funny thing is that, in real life, the back is nicer than the front, but, when I look at the pictures, the front looks better than the back.  And they say pictures don’t lie 🙂

Do you like the new blog header?  I haven’t changed it in months so it was about time.

1 Comment
  • Marg
    Posted at 10:21h, 05 December Reply

    I really like both the back and the front. I always think that quilts look better in real life than the do in photos. I think the pattern on the back is lovely.
    Great new header to celebrate winter.

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