How much effort do you put into your quilt’s backing? I showed you the back of Lynda Howell’s Snuggle Sampler in my July/Aug ’10 edit letter. Lynda made the bear (block Z) 190% bigger than it is on the front (pattern is in QM July/Aug ’10) and pieced a fun back for her quilt. Here it is as a reminder:
The front of Snuggle Sampler is the May/June ’10 cover quilt. Plus you can view detail photos of the blocks in our gallery.
Part 1 of the series can be found in May/June ’10 with Part 2 to finish the quilt appearing in July/Aug ’10. You can buy those issues at QuiltAndSewShop.com.
On to another backing. In this case Theresa Eisinger didn’t piece anything extra for the back of her Pinwheel Pirouette quilt. She used muslin for the back, but you can see below how she kept changing the bobbin thread to match the top so that none of her quilting threads from the bottom show up on the top.
Bonnie Hunter, who gives a great scrappy block idea in the Addicted to Scraps column inside every issue of QM, has a backing plan that’s part of her Scrap User’s System.
Bonnie cuts her large scraps into 10.5″ squares and pieces them together for a great scrappy backing. Read more about why she cuts 10.5″ squares at the bottom of her Scrap User’s System and see more pieced backs from Bonnie.
What about you? Got any fun pictures of how you’ve made an interesting backing?