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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

It's a backing!!!


Yes, I really DID turn that pile of odd fabric pieces and older FQs I wanted to clear out into a backing for the Strip Twist! And you know what? It didn't turn out half bad! I think it will quilt up interestingly enough. But the best part is that I annihilated 7 to 8 yards of fabric out of the stash! GONE!

And as the retreat gals from last weekend would agree, this is definitely something that deserves a big Earth Wind & Fire YAAAAAOOOOOOWWW!!! :cD

Tawanda!

14 comments:

  1. One day, I will do my backs that way. Right now, I am just learning how to get the tops done!! But, I think having the back done, not as a solid, is more fun!!
    Thanks for the strip twist pattern!! Mine is now a top and I love it!! It works up so fast, and it is such a neat pattern - it is great!! And, I would not have really looked at it if you hadn't put it on your site as 'hey, lets to do this!!' - I am so glad you did that!!

    Happy Feb. Have a great day/week/month sewing!!

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  2. Bet it is already quilted up too! If I'm wrong, please at least tell me it will be on the machine and ready for binding by Thursday. LOL

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  3. I was working on backings today too! Mine aren't half as wild as yours...maybe I should go and slash them a few more times....

    I started doing the twist and turn as a leader and ender with my piles of 2-2/5 inch strips...amazing how quickly this works up!

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  4. I have thought to do that sometime also to get rid of some of this stash but I don't have many big pieces, mainly fat quarter or smaller and I don't know if I want that many seams to deal with (I hand quilt).
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  5. Love it!! Honestly, one of my grandmothers made her quilts like this...the fronts of the quilts! She was a necessity quilter. Use what you have!

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  6. The backing looks great, thanks for sharing! I like the idea of using up yardage this way. I have a red and cream scrap quilt that needs something like this on the back! Now I've been inspired!

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  7. Wow, that's some back. I've got my strip twist finished except for the outer sashing which will be the only part I'm purchasing. I'm not sure what I'll do for the back, I wish my stash was good enough to do something like you did. BTW I love my 6600 and I know you'll love your 6500 too. The thread cutter is awesome among other things.

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  8. That backing looks fantastic! Congratulations on another quilt almost finished!

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  9. what do you mean "not half bad" - it's much better than that. I really really like it. I sooo need to get working on backings myself....

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  10. YAAOOWW is right! It's a fantastic back for a wonderful top, well done. So, does this make a visible dent in your stash?;)

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  11. Don't think of it as a backing. It's the second side of a reversible quilt. I love those colors!

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  12. yep, that's a YAAAOOOWW! and a whoop-whoop!
    (and no paper plates were washed in the process....)

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  13. Anonymous11:29 AM EDT

    I know ... this post is over two years old!! I love pieced backs and yours is beautiful. I usually use the fabrics I have left from the front - made into some blocks, sashed and then HUGE border around them so they go on the longarm easily - don't care if the "center" is off center, that's fine with me. After I started doing this, I noticed that my scrap pile started getting a little smaller - this habit and using some from the pile on the back too - and that is never a bad thing. It might be more work, but it does save me money and right now that is important.

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