Somehow thinking of the back of the quilt as a whole new quilt changes the process to an enjoyable one for me. It also makes me ponder how the quilting I choose will affect the finished design of the front and back.
So let us take some time. For the next two weeks of the Value Quilt Along we’ll be turning to the back. We’ve had the crud run through our home and need to take things slow. It’s stormy, gloomy and the kid is sick. A true formula for a day of sewing.
I’ve really enjoyed looking through everyone’s quilt backs in the new Flickr Group. Thanks to those of you that joined and the bloggers that spread the word. It is truly quite an impressive collection!
I myself only came up with the few photos here of quilt backs. Both simple baby blankets for friends with simple backs. I’m a huge fan of flannel for backing and have a plan for integrating it on my Value Quilt back.
I have a bit done on mine for my Value Quilt and will save it for some sneak peeks when there is a brighter day.
I did finish up my second block for my month at Ten Makes Two. The blocks produced so far are amazing. Pop over and take a look!
If you haven’t made yourself a mini design wall yet, I highly recommend it. It’s perfect for piecing blocks like this.
The plan is for two quilts.
One red and turquoise:
One oranges, blues and greens sort of: