Monday, March 20, 2017

Backing Backing Backing

My least favorite part of making a quilt is getting the backing ready. Not because it is difficult, but it is just such a pain to wrangle so much fabric around.

But with the studio clean and the Green Barn block finished, it was time to get going on the backings for the three triangle scrap slab quilts. For the Treasure Trove quilt, I picked a large print, so that was easy, two WOF pieces sewn together.

For Snow Day, I had to shop for the backing. I usually like large prints, but I like the backing to relate to the front, and it was not that easy. The usual things I liked didn't seem to work, but this fabric did. It's low key and yet has the same colors in the quilt, so it was a go. Again, this was two WOF pieces sewn together, but here I made sure to match the pattern so it would look like one piece of fabric.

 For the Fruit Loops quilt, I couldn't find one big print I liked, so I bought equal amounts of three fabrics whose colors were represented in the quilt. Yesterday I ironed them all and set them out on the studio floor. Now I just have to figure out a not stupid way to arrange them. That ought to be interesting. We all know where that got me last time.

Anyway, this will be a good job done. Next up is to write a class description, plan and supply list for the Barns class I will teach at Quilted Threads in June.


Eat Sleep Quilt said...

I dislike piecing backings too, but my MOST least favorite is the binding. I like the colors you chose for the fruit loops backing, they will look great with the front.

Quiltdivajulie said...

What about piecing a large panel with the quilt's name with your name / year using two of the colors and framing that large panel with the third color? Won't be boring (grin).

Mari said...

Doesn't everybody hate doing backings? The back of Froot Loops pretty much screams for a colorful stripes, doesn't it? Good luck!