Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mixed Tape Side B


Making quilt backs is usually my least favorite part of the quilting process.  I take that back.  It might sit just behind basting as my least favorite part.  I think its because once I have the top pieced, I just want to get quilting!  Quilting, particularly free motion quilting, is hands down my favorite favorite part of seeing a quilt through from fabric selection to stitching down that last inch of binding, and any step in between (I'm looking at you quilt-back making and basting) is just standing in my way.


This quilt back is different.  Possibly because I'm looking at is more of an alternate quilt front.  When I opened Pandora's box of quilt bee blocks I have stashed away to work on Side A, I knew I wanted to incorporate as many blocks as possible into one quilt.  Consider it an epic bee quilt of sorts.  When I planned this quilt, and found these 12 blocks, I instantly knew I wanted those to be the back.  And I wanted them to have a border of white, with a small color border, and then lots of white negative space.  And offset to the bottom left.  Yes this quilt back vision was quite specific.


Now that this quilt back is pieced I am itching to get this basted and get quilting!  Unfortunately it will probably have to sit for a little while, but hopefully soon it will see its turn at my machine!



  1. That is an awesome quilt back! I like it when the backs of quilts are interesting. You rocked this one!

  2. Love the colours in this, so summery!

  3. How fun is this? I love that your making a two sided quilt. Can't wait to see it completed.

  4. It's fabulous! Not to worry, it will eventually get quilted ; )

  5. I love this!!! The colors are so gorgeous, and I love the concept of a double-sided quilt that's essentially two awesome fronts :) Can't wait to see it all quilted up!

  6. And here I was sure that this was the quilt front when I first saw the picture! It's gorgeous!!!