Quilt backs sometimes need to germinate. Ideas come and go, some work, some don’t.
Roan’s quilt top has been done for a few weeks now, but the back has really become quite the process.
I had this idea the back had to have something added to make it special, but those ideas just didn’t jive with the flannel I had bought for the soul purpose of being the backing.
I loved the Denyse Schmidt inspired star I originally made as its backing, but the blues didn’t work and when I put up the flannel with it, everything became mush. I hate mushy quilts.
No waste however, this will be a great baby quilt.
So I moved on. My next idea was to make blocks in the technique and style that we have in the Stepping Stone quilt in the book.
I like them, but they weren’t cutting the cake either. Ignore the triangles, they are just leftovers from trimming the quilt top.
So by the end of the week, I potentially have two new quilt tops started and what did I decide for the backing?… Just the flannel and nothing but. It’s pieced and tomorrow the floor will get a cleaning and this quilt will get a basting.
I think the simplicity and clean lines of the front match the back.
I guess you never know where the improvisational road will take you until you are there, eh?
Thanks for such a great Value Quilt Class on Saturday students! I had a blast.