Saturday, March 29, 2014

A back for the quilt with borders

I should give this quilt a name or forever I will think of it as 'The quilt with borders'. But no name comes to mind.

About the back. I generally by half yards pieces of fabric. Hardly ever a piece big enough for a back. I'd rather have fun six times buying smaller pieces than only once getting that one fabric for the back.

I like the look and because  I press all seams open to reduce any possible bulk, my backs lay nice and flat. Now on to the quilting.
I find that it works best to build a back on the wall. I hang the quilt up, and proceed to pin the largest pieces up.
Filling in as necessary from my scrap boxes (note the 6" squares and 2 1/2" strip).

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