Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Scrappy Back In Progress

Scrappy quilt back for Sunday Morning quilt
- a mess on the way to becoming a quilt back -

Sewing together large pieces of fabric is so far out of my comfort zone that I almost backed out of a scrappy back for my Sunday Morning quilt.  It feels like a puzzle but without the help of the photo on the box.


The first challenge was whether to keep the colors light or use medium tones.  I thought if I used medium tones it would be like having two quilts in one, but I couldn't commit to the light and medium back to back so I've stuck with a lighter color range.

The next challenge was whether to use only a particular range of colors.  The quilt has a wide range of light colors -- tints! -- in it.

Then the layout.  Then the measuring, the cutting, the sewing.

I hope it lies flat when all the pieces are finally stitched together.  The layout has been in progress for a few days.  I hope the cutting and stitching will go quickly.  Only a few of the pieces on the lower right have been sewn together and, of course, I may change my mind again about the fabrics and arrangement.

I'm linking to
> Scraptastic Tuesday at She Can Quilt.  Thanks, Leanne.
> WOW at Esther's Blog.  Thank you, Esther.
> WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.  Thank you, Lee.

--Nancy.
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8 comments:

  1. Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

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    1. Oh, me, too, Michelle! I hope it turns out well.

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  2. It's really good practice for making an improv. quilt though.:)

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  3. It looks like a fun project kind of like a puzzle.

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    1. Yes, Lisa. Both fun AND a challenge!

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  4. Great way to make a quilt back and as Audrey says a bit of improv! Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

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    1. Thanks for you comment, Nicky, and thanks for hosting Scraptastic Tuesday.

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  5. I love the scrappy back, it's a perfect complement to the pieced front. What a great way to use your stash!

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