Tuesday, October 12, 2010

What's up front?

Is the pile of quilts in your world heading for the sky? Do you see images of the tale of "The Princess and the Pea"?

That's exact where I stood one day in my studio so instead of finishing two quilts, I chose to make a two sided quilt. The front side (or is it the front side?) is one of my patterns "G.P.S. Geese Phying South". For the second side I combined several homespun fabrics from my stash into four patches. The small four patches joined to make 16 patches, which combined with medium four patch blocks and solid blocks to make 9 large four patches. Did you follow all of that? Easy as pie, it just sounds complicated.

One of my purposes was to use up the red print seen in the borders of the G.P.S. side. It was a good fabric, incorporated in several of my quilts, but its time had come. Likewise with the homespun fabrics, I am ready to get on to new fabric selections.

What creative ideas have worked (or not worked) on the back of your quilts?


  1. These are beautiful! I love the color patterns and playfulness they both have. They have lots of energy in a comforting way.

  2. I get scared to piece the back of my quilt..LOL. I use 108" wide when I need to or just cut in half and sew. I think by the time I get to the backing I'm wiped and just want to get on to the quilting.

    I love the quilt. The tiny outline of a square really sets off the colors and allows for a stunning combination of the red center.


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