Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A Scrappy Quilt Backing


A few weeks ago, I had started randomly pulling scraps from my stash and improv piecing them together.  I didn't really like where it was going but it was large enough that I decided to add a few more strips and save it to use to back a future quilt.  About a week later I finished a quilt top that matched the size of the backing and decided it would make a good pairing.  (I'll share the quilt top soon - it is part of tutorial.)  Ironically, after quilting, I like tthis improv stripe-y thing so much better - now I'm thinking maybe I WILL make a quilt top like this!







43 comments:

  1. This is such a fun quilt! Lovely & summery. The straight line quilting really works x

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  2. Isn't it great to pull for stash to make backings! Nice job...love the quilting!

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  3. Amazing! I think you have some great scraps!

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  4. What a great way to use up leftover strips!

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  5. Some of my very favorite quilts are those made from scraps! Looks fantastic and am looking forward to seeing the front of this soon!

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  6. Not sure that I need to see a front! I love it already. The quilting looks divine.

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  7. If that is the quilt backing I can't wait to see the front. Lovely !!!

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  8. Absolutely! I love the improv-y look you've achieved with this quilt, and the quilting just ties it all together perfectly! Can't wait to see the front.

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  9. Beautiful Beth! Love, love, love it.

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  10. I love using scraps! Yours looks beautiful!

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  11. Oh super duper smart idea. I am liking where this is going...now I have to go take an inventory of my scraps!!!

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  12. Great idea, you have some beautiful fabric in there. Unfortunately I don't have that many scraps yet, but I'm working on it...

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  13. Love the scrappiness....but love the quilting most of all!

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  14. Love the scrappy back - the front is gonna have to be good!

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  15. It's beautiful - love the scrappy improv. strips and the quilting is perfect for it :)

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  16. I love this! There is something about all that scrappy goodness that just seems so right together-makes me smile!

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  17. It looks great! A perfect idea for all those scraps :-)

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  18. I've been quilting two years this month and to be honest I had a hard time getting used to the pieced backings. However, now that I see not only the beauty of using leftovers but all of the opportunities, I am a huge fan. Great job!

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  19. It is gorgeous and isn't it sods law that you like it after quilting!

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  20. The quilting unifies it in a wonderful way. And you always pull fabrics that work well together.

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  21. it looks fantastic! scrappy = wonderful :)

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  22. just beautiful, you're so good with improv.

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  23. It would make a fantastic quilt top. I adore it!

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  24. It sure would make a pretty quilt, too! I love it!

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  25. Sometimes like you say, you can't tell how good it is until the quilting is done and then you love it, this looks lovely :o)

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  26. It DOES look great - too good to be banished to the back of a quilt surely.

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  27. I didn't know what I liked better, the front or the back! Awesome.

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  28. It looks like a quilt top to me! Can't wait to see the other side!

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  29. What a fun scrap quilt!

    We just followed your blog. We would appreciate it if you followed us back!

    Thanks
    Anna and Sarah
    quackadoodlequilt.blogspot.com

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  30. Beth, I love both the front and the back of this quilt! And the texture added by the quilting is just fantastic.

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  31. Looks like a quilt top to me too, and a really beautiful one. Just love it, and I can't imagine what the top og this back must be.

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  32. Yes, Yes, Yes!!!!
    This quilt is for real!!!!
    I just LOVE it!!!!
    Maja

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  33. Thought I was following, that must be IG....I am now!

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  34. Wonderful idea and it looks great. I love pieced backings but I haven't done one with scraps yet. That should definitely go on my Must Do list.

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  35. So pretty and scrappy! Love the riot of colour!

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  36. I really struggle with doing improv myself so am a great admirer when someone else does it and does it so well! Looks great Beth!

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  37. That's a great idea! It's a great way to make a reversible quilt!

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