Saturday, October 3, 2009

Showing off my Back Side

Belinda of Brown Dirt Cottage is asking if you'd like to
"Show Off Your Back Sides"....the back side of your quilts of course.....what did you think I meant?
Post it on your blog - then visit Brown Dirt Cottage where you can add your blog URL to "Mister Linky".
Here is the back side of "Earthbound"....the front is actually shown on my last post, along with a link to read more about this quilt.
Since this quilt's design had an environmental message I decided to take all of my left over scraps of fabric and paper..........yes, paper too.....anything that would have otherwise been thrown away.
I chopped them into little bits and scattered them across the back of the quilt, covered the back with a layer of drapery sheer, then basted and quilted as usual.
So there it is...........my back side
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Oh wait...... I have another one with a back that is a little different. When I was learning to do top stitch curved piecing, I thought I'd practice the technique by creating this border for the back of a quilt that I called, Learning Curves.







8 comments:

belinda said...

Hello...thanks for sharing and playing along in my 'Show Us Your
Backs'!! This has already been great...especially the unique and different ones that are showing up!! I am fasinated at the fact that your back has PAPER in it!!
This is just OUTRAGEOUS!!!...LOL...
(in a good way)

Kathy said...

Hi, Just out browsing around the blogs and connecting up with other bloggers to see quilt backs. Your work is wonderful and so unique. I am very impressed by your confetti style back covered with the sheer fabric. Thanks for posting about this innovative idea.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I absolutely love the idea of cutting up scraps to use on the back! I have done similar things on the front, then layered with tulle and stitched.
Did you encounter any problems with the method as you stitched? Pieces slipping, etc?
It is such an ecologically friendly idea, and for art quilts, adds a dimension to the intellectual aspect of the work.

XXOO!!
Anne

Finishing Lines by K.Sperino said...

Love the backs. You are so clever!

Diane J. Evans said...

What a clever idea: Using practice pieces to make a backing! It's a perfect place to put work that was part of one's learning curve -- no waste!

Diane

Clare W said...

I agree with Dianne - waste not want not xx

Uniquely Yours Creations said...

Great backs! I especially
like the curves! Pretty.

Sharon said...

What clever ideas you have - very inspiring! I assume those curves are like your header? What a great idea to use the practice pieces on the back of the quilt - you can document your progress!

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