Friday, February 23, 2018

Backing for Tickled Pink

Here's the backing for the Tickled Pink quilt. As you can see it is pieced with a big decorative panel and a couple of my free pieced birds.

All you really need for a backing of a quilt is that it is big enough, with enough extra for your long arm quilter. Yeah, I can measure but it's just easier to lay it out and see.

Yup. I have enough.

I am glad to be finished with this backing. Making quilt backings is my least favorite thing about making a quilt, and it's not because I don't like doing it, it's because there is so much fabric it's just more like quilt wrangling than sewing.

PS, all those points are going away.


Ann said...

Good point: quilt wrangling when we make back.
Goodbye points! I'll miss you.

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Pat said...

Yes, I much prefer to lay it out than to measure. It's going to be wonderful.

Nancy J said...

Super backing with the panel, lovely pinks.

QuiltSwissy said...

I rarely measure anything anymore. I dislike making the Back and binding equally. I actually just like making tops. But I need to clear out tops from time to time. Nobody wants just a top, right?

Your back looks great. So. Did you just have all those pink birdlets just “layin” around?

Millie said...

No Glen. I made them just for the backing of this quilt.

lynn bourgeois said...

This quilt, and its gorgeous back, are so bright and happy in this month of drab, and cold. I love looking at it. It's interesting that you use the word wrangle to describe the construction of a back, but it's true, I find it a daunting task.