Tuesday, July 12, 2016

On making quilt backs

I know a lot of quilters dislike making quilt backs, but it is one of my favorite parts of the quilting experience. On occasion, I will use a sheet or a wideback, but more often than not, I make a scrappy back. It is a nice improvisational exercise, once the quilt top is finished.

In some cases, I like to use leftover blocks as a starting point.

FO: Improv Citrus
Do.Good Stitches quilt, finished 2012

FO: Kahlan's quilt
A quilt for my cousin Kahlan, 2014

Beachy Lazy Sunday back
Lazy Sunday Quilt, 2015

scrappy trip backSecond Scrappy Trip, 2015

And sometimes, it is just fun to pull a pile of favorite and/or lingering prints in a coordinating palette.

Florette back
Florette, 2015 Quilt backs are a great way to use your stash.

The back
Bridges, 2013

The back
Churned, 2014

If you haven't already, I hope you will consider the quilt back to be just as fun as the quilt top!


  1. So fun seeing lots of your quilt backs in once spot! I love how scrappy yours are!

  2. I wished I liked this step more - thanks for the quilt back eye candy. Love it when you do it!


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