Monday, June 13, 2011

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:

Supernova

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!

23 comments:

Georgia said...

Oooh Lee - I especially love the first 2 photos. The first one would be absolutely gorgeous as the FRONT of a quilt! :-)

Thearica said...

Love your backs!! Gives me lots of inspiration!

Elizabeth D. said...

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 :)

AnneMarie said...

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!

CityHouseStudio said...

I usually run out of steam by the time I get to the backing, too -- but you've inspired me!

Becky said...

Oooh... love it all! Very creative.

LynCC said...

Awesome backs. Thanks for sharing :)

Debbie said...

Fantastic.. These really are inspiring.

Susan said...

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!

Kate @SwimBikeQuilt said...

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!

Jo @ a life in lists said...

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.

Jenniffier said...

All those backs are just wonderful!

MariQuilts said...

These are beautiful.

Kati said...

Love them all, but especially the Urban Lattice back.

merumo said...

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...

traceyjay said...

they look great. :)

So sly and creative.

Katie B. said...

I love the diagonal strip on Urban Lattice! So cool.

Anna said...

wow, those are all incredibly beautiful!

Andrea said...

I loved it, thanks for sharing

Inspiredbyfelix said...

The Supernova back rocks, it's gorgeous!

Kristen said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Kristen said...

These are gorgeous and inspiring!

Laura said...

Those backs are amazing!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
 

Disclosures

In addition to my paid sponsors, I sometimes accept free fabric, notions, or tools in exchange for posting about it on this blog or my other social media platforms. But I pledge that this practice will never change one of my product reviews or lead me to use fabric or other items that are not "my style."

I also am an Amazon Affiliate and receive compensation for items ordered via my Amazon links.

Copyright and Permissions FAQ

Can I make a quilt that looks just like one of yours? Of course! You don't need my permission for that. But remember, it's polite (and helpful to others) to credit your source of inspiration.

Can I share one of your photos on my blog or website? Probably! But please contact me for permission first. Use of my photos for commercial purposes is prohibited.

Can I pin your photos to Pinterest? Yes, please do! I love Pinterest!

Can I sell individual items made from your tutorials or patterns? Yes! But please don't open a factory and start churning out hundreds of them. : ) And please do not reproduce or sell the patterns or tutorials themselves. Thank you!