Monday, February 8, 2021

Design Wall Monday--Backings

Design Wall Monday rolls around again.  See more Design Walls on Judy's Small Quilts and Doll Quilts blog. 

In an ongoing effort to clear the cutting table of stacked up quilt tops, there has been a lot of auditioning and cutting.  My stash tubs are full, but of such random lengths and patterns that cobbling a backing takes time.  A few months ago I bought clearance fabric at two different shops, so at least could start with a two yard piece. First up, the Round Robin top from our small group from guild. 

I based this design on a tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew blog, but added an additional round. My blocks are 12" finished.

Although the prints appear black and white in this photo, they are not.


The recently purchased Lotus blossom print is directional so I had to pay more attention when assembling the backing.  The navy button fabric has been in stash a long time. 

This improv play piece got the top strip added and a backing made from the same solid green mixed with trimmings from another quilt.  I even had enough to make the binding.  We make placemats for guild that go to a senior center and I enjoy using up odd block parts for this.

The trees are sort of Corona shaped...:)

I used more of the Lotus print, some cutoffs, and one fat quarter for another backing. This is for the Make the Connection top I finished over a year ago.

Free pattern on APQ website, one of Jo Kramer's designs.  It has a matching solid green border now, bringing it up to 45" square.

I love this lady bug print.  The neutral on the right was leftover from the Dreamweaver quilt backing I made our son and daughter-in-law for their wedding.  Apparently I haven't got a pic of the finished backing. 

Finally there is a donated guild quilt top.  This is also the Cluck Cluck Sew pattern, with the added heart that the Las Vegas MQG added for victims of the Vegas hotel massacre a few years ago. 

I got some batting from guild and the backing will be the two green fabrics.  Pastels are not something I tend to have in my stash so this was the closest I could come up with. Simple quilting to follow!

There are still plenty of quilt tops hanging in the closet needing their backing and binding partners...

5 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

You're doing a great job of wrangling some tops and backs together, all part of the process to get them moving on down the road to completion. Good for you! It's funny that you should mention working with pastels. Just this past Sunday I was speaking with a gentleman at church, he told me that he had always liked quilts and had inherited a few from his grandmothers. He said: "I am drawn to the patterns and the workmanship but I always wonder why they would have gone to all that trouble and not made them more COLORFUL!" That made me smile as he went on to explain his aversion to pastels. ;)

Janet O. said...

Look at you go. You may be guilting me into getting some backings together for some long suffering tops that have hung in my closet way too long. ;)

Kris said...

Love the design of your quilt top. I love lines and this is super fun plus the color scheme is great.

Barb said...

You are one busy gal...love all of the fabrics and your quilt guild blocks.

Kate said...

Backings can be challenging, but you did a good job of finding fabrics in the stash requiring minimal piecing. Looks like you have a lot of finishes in your future.