Back It Up


As many of you already know, I love a pieced quilt back, and now Rebecca of Chasing Cottons is having a linky specifically for the backs of quilts. I think the back of a quilt is the perfect to experiment and improvise a little. Go crazy! There’s less pressure back there to pull off perfection. Anyway, Kati and Angela both put together fun collections of their pieced backs, so I thought I’d throw together a few of mine:


Fall Equinox

Juliet’s Urban Lattice quilt

Kissy Fish

Single Girl

Sliced Coins

Yep, backs always appeal to the minimalist in me.

In other news, summer is now in full swing at my house, with all the craziness that entails. This weekend was Miss E.’s dance recital—the event of the summer among 4-year-old girls around here. And in the coming weeks we have t-ball, swimming, tennis, zoo classes, birthday parties, travel plans … you know the drill. I’m hoping to keep up my usual frenetic pace of sewing and blogging on top of that, but … well, we’ll see what happens. It’s summer, after all. We don’t get that much of it around here—I have to enjoy those fleeting moments! So if I don’t post as often as usual during the summer months, you’ll know why. But even if I’m not posting as frequently, you can bet I’m sneaking in plenty of sewing after the girlies are in bed! And I’ll be sure to get pictures of it up sooner or later. Happy summer, everyone!

22 replies
  1. Elizabeth D.
    Elizabeth D. says:

    Oh, swoon 🙂 I still totally heart that Fall Equinox back, it's just lovely. And so big! Yum, yum, yum! Glad to hear the recital went well, can't wait to hear more about all of Miss E's classes this summer! She's going to have a blast 🙂

  2. AnneMarie
    AnneMarie says:

    Great backs! I always run out of steam by the time I get there. Love those simple designs that add some flair. I feel ya when it comes to summer!

  3. Susan
    Susan says:

    Thank you for sharing your backs as I am almost done with both my Supernova and Block-A-Pallooza tops and have no idea on how to back them. This gives me inspiration! Happy Summer to you too!

  4. Kate @SwimBikeQuilt
    Kate @SwimBikeQuilt says:

    They are beautiful. I always laugh when I end up liking the back of my quilts more. How do you keep them so straight when basting? That is my biggest quilting flaw–I'm so impatient!

  5. Jo @ a life in lists
    Jo @ a life in lists says:

    I love the back to Supernova! I like a good pieced back, but mine are normally a lot simpler than that – you've inspired me to try something a little more ambitious next time.

  6. merumo
    merumo says:

    How fun! I love them all!! I've never pieced the backing fabrics like them before (I just use one fabric for the backing.), but sure tempted to try one now. Each one of them look so unique and have fun personalities…

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