Friday, September 20, 2019

Fellow Pieced-Back Fans / Beauties Pageant 49

There’s a fun event going on right now on Instagram that I wanted to tell you blog readers about. Andrea, of 3rd Story Workshop, is hosting a quilt back party, which turns the spotlight on the works of art on the back of our quilts. If you have an Instagram account, you can still get in on the action and be entered to win some cool prizes by posting some backs of your own. Even if you aren’t on Instagram, you can view what others are posting through a web browser. Just click here!

So far I’ve posted two backs to the party ...

The first is from my Neighborhood quilt, finished this past spring. It’s a good example of my quilt-back philosophy: Use up yardage. For this quilt, that meant first taking the Kate Spain/Early Bird fabrics I didn’t use on the top and adding swaths of orange and blue from my stash. The result is a cool transparency effect.

See the full post on this project here.

The second is found on a Christmas quilt I made for my family. When I couldn’t fit these three tree blocks on the quilt’s top, I knew I had to incorporate them in the back. The finished product features those orphan blocks and an awesome Anna Maria Horner print, which I had stashed for years, just waiting for the right project.

See the full post on this project here.

Fun, right? For more examples of my pieced backs and the thinking behind them, check out this post: I Heart Pieced Backs. For my basic approach for piecing backs, check out How I Piece My Backs.

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The pageant rules are simple:
  • Post your finish in the linky tool. (No links to your own giveaway or linky, please!)
  • Point your readers back here with a text link or use the button above.
  • Visit and comment on other participants’ finishes.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
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  1. Thats a fun idea to post! Love your pieced backs - they add so much more to the quilt don't they?

  2. The backs are as pretty as fronts!!! I need to up my back game. LOL

  3. Love both of your quilt backs. They are so much fun. I love the transparency effect on that top picture.


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