Monday, 9 June 2014

Now The Backing Is Done...

The backing was finished on Saturday, so my Birthday FQs Quilt is ready to go to the quilter! Yay!

This is my fifth quilt, but the first time I have pieced a backing... what an effort it was... wrangling this great big thing through Miss Pfaff... pressing it & trying to see if it was sitting flat after each addition of purple fabric... I confess I'm glad it's done now... I'll be going with a wideback next quilt!
Anyway here it is... in all its purple & green glory...
The contrast between the purple outer & the inner fabrics is not as stark as this pic suggests, it's just hard to get a good pic of something so big, & in cloudy weather.

Now I'm off to wash a dog bed or two for the Site Manager...
is anyone else having hilarious visions of a Papillon dog, hand washing his bedding in a laundry trough?!

27 comments:

Maria said...

Looks great!!!!

LOL wouldn't that be nice if our pets could wash their own bedding....

barb's creations said...

Love it! you're very clever with piecing your backing with the fabric left over from the quilt front:) Barb.

Susan said...

If that's the back, I think you've just made a reversible quilt. Great job.

shez said...

wow Anthea it looks fantastic,love it well done ,good luck with the dog bedding,lol.xx

gracie said...

You did a great job with this...looks great.

marina said...

great finish!
I have visions of the site manager popping the washing in the machine and setting the cycle then sitting back and chilling. I don't think Papillon's should be expected to hand wash?

Kim said...

The quilt backing looks great.

Jeanette said...

Looks great. Hugs, xx

feltfree på Åsly said...

Looks great. I love the fabrics

Jindi's Cottage said...

You've done a great job of the pieced backing, looks great....

sunny said...

Great job with the pieced backing. And thanks for the reminder - I must wash some pet bedding tonight.

KimM said...

Wow - wonderful job on the backing.
xxx

Hilachas said...

Nice backing. I always have the problem of lining up the backing straight. Yours looks lovely.

Raewyn said...

Well done on the fabulous backing! I must admit, that while I love the look of pieced backings, I find it much easier to go the wide backing way!!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

That is an awesome backing Anthea...

Helen said...

Well done it looks great for a backing :)

Marilyn said...

Your pieced backing looks lovely - and big. I need to wash the dog bedding too, but she doesnt want to get off it. Maybe tomorrow will do.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Is that the back? It's gorgeous enough to be a quilt front! xx

Fiona said...

The back looks like a quilt on it's own... lovely..... sometimes they can get difficult to manoeveur (sp?) in the machine
Hugz

Sue B said...

love the colours, purple and green are so good together.

Josie said...

I'm so impressed with your quilt back. It looks great and it's economical too. You just persuaded me to have a go at piecing one myself...gulp! :o))

Karen said...

Nice! Love the colours, an excellent backing.

Sharyn T said...

Wow Anthea, it looks great. Can't wait to see it on the return from the quilter. Sharyn:)

Teri said...

It is a beautiful quilt back.....and the quilt top is georgious.....just love the colors....

katherine said...

Yes I can just imagine the site manager lol. Do love the backing idea. Looks fantastic!

Anita said...

Hi Anthea,
that sounds like a lot of hard work!! Looks great though.
Cheers, Anita.

Outback Craftaholic said...

Well done Anthea, it looks great. I also just checked your pics of the front & it is gorgeous. How did you go quilting it so the stitching lines matched up on the front and back?

Also glad to hear you have joined a local group. Hope your subsequent visits have been just as good as your first one. It is wonderful to share things FTF as well as online :).

Have a great week,
Tracy

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