I was working on Sam's quilt. I showed you the quilt top last time, today I am showing you the quilt's back. I was determined to use up as much of the fabric I had left after finishing the quilt top and I decided to make a stripy stripe across the narrower length of the back. It looks a bit like a colourful road crossing a grey landscape. I can't remember the exact dimensions of the stripes at the top of my head. Sewing the back was most enjoyable, I just love playing with colours. I didn't plan the order of the fabrics, just closed my eyes and picked another pre-cut piece. The background fabric is a grey flat sheet from Ikea. You cannae beat Ikea for good value solid coloured 'quilt' fabric! Their flat sheets come in many colours but I wanted a grey one to make the colours of the top stand out.
Both top and back have been washed and are waiting to be pressed. I have ordered batting and grey hand quilting thread. The dog chewed up the spool I had. Jack has also chewed up my second last pair of reading glasses. I swear he has a preference for my glasses. He finds them when nobody else can and he is able to destroy a pair in a minute flat. I should probably put a few on my Christmas wishlist!
I'll have to be patient now, there is just no floor space to sandwich all together.
In the meantime, I have washed and pressed all of Annie's quilt fabric. She has decided on equilateral triangles with seven inch sides. I splashed out on a triangle template to make cutting easier. I find that accurate cutting makes assembly easier and neater. I have already practised piecing a few triangles using some scrap fabric, it seems fairly straightforward.
Have you got a project you are working on? Be sure to link up with Jennifer if you have. It is inspirational to see so many talented crafters showcasing their work.
Wishing you a lovely Sunday. xx