Back Art (Was my ufos plus a new on-topic topic)

Back Art (Was my ufos plus a new on-topic topic)

Post by SKoo » Mon, 30 Jun 1997 04:00:00



One quilt I finished recently was made from 12 blocks about snow, which
came from an AOL block swap.  The swap also included charm squares of the
snow fabric used in each block.  I used some of these fabrics on the
front, but had a bunch left over.  I stripped them together -- using all
different widths, but all 6" long.  Then on the back I inserted these 7"
pieced strips, with a narrow navy blue border on each side, at 3 places
across the backing.  So the back is backing fabric, narrow navy strip,
pieced strip, narrow navy strip, backing fabric, and so on.  Then I just
quilted the front without regard for the back.  I really like it.  The
back has some interest, and I was able to take advantage of all the neat
snowy fabrics I had received!

Sheryl
in San Diego (where this is only snow I'll see)

 
 
 

Back Art (Was my ufos plus a new on-topic topic)

Post by Kathy Bertelse » Mon, 30 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Sheryl...

Sounds wonderful.

Kathy

 
 
 

Back Art (Was my ufos plus a new on-topic topic)

Post by Sandy Foste » Mon, 30 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> So the back is backing fabric, narrow navy strip,
> pieced strip, narrow navy strip, backing fabric, and so on.  Then I just
> quilted the front without regard for the back.  I really like it.

What a good idea! Sounds lovely. :)
--
Sandy in sunny SE Arizona
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/8256
 
 
 

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Post by Eileen Luc » Mon, 30 Jun 1997 04:00:00


I've done something similar on the backs of several quilts.  I used
leftover blocks to piece a strip, then cut the backing on a diagonal
and put the pieced strip in.  My original purpose was very simple.
The piece I'd wanted to use for a backing was just a few inches to
short.    

By putting these type of strips on the diagonal you eliminate
problems with the quilting from the top not quite lining up with the
back.

I plan to use back art on another quilt for a different  reason.  I
made a quilt for my niece's graduation and realized as she opened her
gifts that yellow was her FAVORITE color.  There was some yellow in
the quilt, but not a lot.  Now that it's finished (finally!) I thought
I'd scatter a few yellow appliqued stars across the back.  I'll also
use yellow for the label.

Eileen in So Cal


Quote:
>(snip)      So the back is backing fabric, narrow navy strip,
>pieced strip, narrow navy strip, backing fabric, and so on.  Then I just
>quilted the front without regard for the back.  I really like it.  The
>back has some interest, and I was able to take advantage of all the neat
>snowy fabrics I had received!

>Sheryl
>in San Diego (where this is only snow I'll see)

 
 
 

Back Art (Was my ufos plus a new on-topic topic)

Post by Mandcko » Wed, 02 Jul 1997 04:00:00


my first attempt to add some interest to the back of a quilt was a
disaster. I appliques a bear on the moon with lots of stars for my son
while I was pregnant. As I literally put the last stitch in the applique
my water broke and Jake came 3 1/2 weeks early. When I got out of the
hospital and settled in, I pieced simple four inch squares together to
make a back, and for some reason decided to make a border around this, so
the quilt would be reversible. Boy was my math messed up. I went to a
friends house to baste and use her bernina to quilt it, because my machine
didn't like to cooperate with quilting. Rushing, I quickly basted the
quilt and started quilting while Jake napped. When he woke up I paused to
look at my work--the borders were hopelessly skewwed. One side had no
border at all, the top and bottom borders were no where near the same
width. There was no way I could take out the ttwo hours of machine
quilting I had already done. I was already mortified that the baby had
come before the quilt was done. So I just squared it up from the front,
which was fine, and bound it up, after a little more quilting. I never
took that quilt in for show and tell I must admit-but Jake doesn't know
the difference, and the top looks fine, so I just don't turn it over. I
did learn several valuable lessons tho-including omit borders from backs
of quilts whenever possible.  While this wasn't really back art, I thought
I'd share it, for a little chuckle.

 
 
 

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Post by John & Phebe Musselwhit » Sat, 05 Jul 1997 04:00:00


 I was already mortified that the baby had

Quote:
> come before the quilt was done.

I am sure this is not the baby who came before the quilt was done!  The
problem is that he was "done" and ready to be quilted (the verb used
when you wrap a quilt around someone.)
        Phebe

Don't let the world press you into a mold.