Monday, January 17, 2011

Backing Update

I feel like I made another quilt top! Why did I choose to do 2” finished squares?

I strip pieced in sets of 3’s and 4’s and then mixed them up for variety. I needed 2 – 4’s and 1- 3 for each diagonal row.

After they were all sewn together I trimmed the resulting triangles on the edge. I thought this would be easier than cutting triangles and I ended up with bonus triangles for a doll quilt.

Even though I measured and calculated more than once it was longer than I needed so now I have the beginnings of another doll quilt.When it was all done I checked the email from my longarmer and realized I misunderstood and she didn’t need an extra 8-10” on each side but 8-10” both ways! I thought that was a lot! Oh, well. I like how it looks and I’ll trim away the extra for the binding.

Here are some goodies I bought at The Quilt Patch last Friday…

The note cards are published by That Patchwork Place and the box has the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative logo on the back. I assume part of what I paid went to this.

And Saturday, when we got home from a visit with our oldest (he turns 23 today!) I found my order from Z & S Fabrics on my front porch. The fat quarter bundle was free!


  1. Lovely selection of fabrics (you can't beat free!) and I like your backing!


  2. Wow, the backing is another quilt in itself!! I like to piece my backings also, to give them some interest. Yummy fabrics!

  3. I love the backing but boy does it look like a lot of work!!
    Love your new fabric!

  4. What a lovely surprise - such beautiful fabric and a free bundle of fat quarters. I have just recently found Z and S and am awaiting my first delivery. Unfortunately I missed out on their 50% off sale before Xmas but I did manage the 30% one. I have started to pull out fabric and try to match co-ordinating fabrics to them. Will keep playing with small projects and see how I go. I found a book by Joen Wolfrom called Colorplay and will have a read as well.

  5. So glad you stopped in at my blog and left a comment. I've now signed on to follow you! Your work is right up my alley!!