Monday, August 15, 2016

Moving It Forward

I often piece my backs. I like to use any leftovers from the front. It tends to keep my scrap bins from overflowing. Well, sort of, they still seem to get pretty full. This is my newest pieced back. It has a few orphan blocks, leftover bits from strip piecing units, and the remaining layer cake squares. 
 I was pleased that I used up all but a small strip and one layer cake square. I can't show you the front just yet but I was able to get it basted and quilted. I wanted to keep with an oriental theme. So I used this echoing motif in the center.
 Then lotus flowers and bamboo in the borders. Still working to perfect my free motion quilting. I feel I did a good job on choosing motifs with this. That is usually where I struggle. I still need to work on being more uniform with shapes. They are definitely a little wonky.
 Now it's your turn. Let's see what you moved forward.

7 comments:

  1. looking forward to seeing the front of the quilt

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  2. I like to piece my backs too but my scraps and fabric still seem to be overflowing! :) The back looks great. Looking forward to seeing the front! :)

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  3. I'm looking forward to seeing the front. I tell myself wonky is wonderful. And it usually is!

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  4. I like a pieced backing. Makes the back interesting.

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  5. I love seeing pieced backs. Yours looks wonderful and I am looking forward to seeing the front.

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  6. The back is a quilt in itself - well done!

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  7. Lotus flowers and bamboo, good idea.
    I agree, 'well done.'
    Janie@crazyvictoriana.blogspot.com

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