Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Where Was I?

Trying to get my head around what needs doing sewing wise here. Had a look at my WIPs and the one I decided to pick up today was this one.


I still had the final borders to put on. So I did that. Now I am contemplating how to piece something into the backing fabric so that it is wide enough. I hate piecing backing fabrics but it is a necessary evil. And I do love this quilt top just as much as ever so a little bit of pain in the backing will lead me that much closer to my completed HR Fan Club quilt (aka Mine, All Mine!). This can only be a good thing.

Susan

27 comments:

  1. Super beautiful quilt. Can't say I blame you about the backing dilemma, but you're right, it's a necessary evil and gets us that much closer to a finish. Looking forward to seeing this one finished.

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  2. It looks so pretty! I'm with you, piecing backs is a necessary evil :(

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  3. A very wise choice grasshopper!

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  4. so looking forward to seeing this finished! ps you can post cheese....

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  5. Keep stitching! Oh and great holiday blog posts. I didn't comment because I was struggling to read let along write...

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  6. Oh yum. Great project to re-enter sewing! I too avoid piecing backs...to a fault. Let's suck it up, piece and move on... xx

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  7. It is going to be stunning when you get it done.

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  8. Thats why I always do slackarse backs for the most part ...two bits of fabric cobbled together doesn't take long to do!

    This quilt is going to be a stunner .

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  9. I'm with Shay- two bits sewn together! You want the front to be the star of the show anyway!

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  10. This is going to be a gorgeous quilt!

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  11. Beautiful fabrics and lovely quilt. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the backing. Thanks for sharing........Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

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  12. I love the look of pieced backs but often don't want to make them. I bought some on sale sheets to use as backs for those days. I think your quilt is looking wonderful

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  13. I love a good pieced back, it means you can turn the quilt over when you spill something on it and keep using it. Not that i've ever done that. Nope.

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  14. Looks fabulous! I hate piecing backs too - am always putting that bit off but I love extra-wide backing fabrics, just a pity I can't seem to find any that I really like!
    Xx

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  15. I totally agree about piecing backs but it will be so worth it when it's done!

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  16. I am so looking forward to seeing this finished! I love a pieced back once its finished but am often too desperate to see the finished quilt to bother xx

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  17. Yes!! A Mine All Mine quilt which you so richly deserve. Piecing the back stinks but I hate what comes after more...pinning the quilt sandwich. UGH!!!!

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  18. I like Leanne's sheet idea. Might try that sometime!

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  19. I would have picked it up too.....stuffed it in my bag and run away with it!

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  20. When the front is so pretty, who will look at the back? Use a sheet. A plain back shows off the quilting anyway!

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  21. I really like how this is looking. I hate piecing quilt backs too - well, I don't mind piecing them,it's just so hard to line them up properly when basting!

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  22. Just love this quilt. So glad you're keeping it around.

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  23. I always stall at piecing the backing too. That and basting just don't hold my attention. I tend to walk away from projects at this stage. But your HR quilt is beautiful, so that would keep me going too.

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