Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

It’s a Quilt Back!

carribackingdoneYes, this is the backing. I think I like it better than the quilt front. With the exception of the last seam, which I may or may not deal with, the last 28 inch of length (the right edge hanging this way) went together smoothly. If I’ve measured right, I’ll lose about 3″ on either side (where the piano keys are) and at least 3″ on the bottom.

My rules for making the quilt. No yardage could be used except for the pink/purple butterfly fabric. All ‘filler’ pieces had to come from my pre-cut strip boxes. I still  have tons from the pink and white HST units left over and a few decent sized blocks which didn’t make it into the backing.

There are leftover blocks from one of my earliest quilts — a Pink Yellow Brick Road. A couple of extra blocks from the quilts I may my twin niece and nephew. The top right and lower left blocks were from a  guild BOM that I wimped out on. I’m not sure why I made the lavender crossed canoe block – I’m sure I was testing something.

In the end, I used just shy of a yard of the butterfly fabric and not quite 3/4 of a yard of strips from my pre-cut boxes.

And if you are wondering, this is the quilt top this backing goes with.


After binding the quilt in the pink fabric from the front, I may have enough left over for the cuff of a pillowcase.  I’ll use the butterfly fabric for the body of the case.  Now to find time to quilt it!



One Thought on “It’s a Quilt Back!

  1. I’m really enjoying watching this project bloom, it looks great!
    I don’t have many orphan blocks, but this kinda makes me wish I did. The few (less than 15) I do have I can’t imagine going together.

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