Sunday, April 28, 2013

Piecing a back

I have never pieced a back before, but had to for my current project.

Why had to? I only bought 2 yards of my backing fabric (bought from Honey Be Good), which is a very large repeat print. When it arrived, I also wasn't thrilled by the layout on the fabric—the birds were facing away form each other! And one side had black birds, the other blue. I wanted to mix that up.

Also, my quilt top is 52 inches wide.

The front:
The back:

Fabrics are mostly from Saffron Craig's Banksia Bloom line (a got a fat quarter bundle and 2 yards of the large kookaburras). Filled in with Art Gallery Pure Elements Parisian Blue, Robert Kaufman Quilter's Linen Stone, Kona Cotton Orange, and Lotta Jansdotter Bella Ball and Leaves Poppy. I have Ann Kelle Remix Dots in Tangerine for binding.

This is all sandwiched up and ready to quilt! First, though—making dinner, eating dinner, and more laundry. Maybe some card games too.

Linked to:
Fresh Sewing Day 
WIP Wednesday


  1. Oh, what a fantastic quilt! I love the colors & the simple design. The back is just as lovely as the front! :)

    1. I usually reply to people personally, but I wanted to add the pattern (of the front!) is this one:

      I did change some of the measurements and my quilt is actually much smaller, because my son's bed is an Ikea half-loft.

  2. Gorgeous work :) Love the pops of orange!

  3. What a fabulous quilt back. You did a great job of using the fabric you had.

  4. I love those birds but I haven't stretched my budget to buy them yet! You have made a wonderful quilt!

  5. It looks great! The arrangement of the birds really works well and I love the colors.

  6. Nice quilt! And the back is really nice, those birds are great!

  7. I love the birds on the back and they go so amazingly well with the front. It is so nice it could be a reversible quilt - I can't wait to see how you quilt it!