Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A pieced backing ......

I just loved doing the SAL with the others in the group where we have each been making our version of My Favourite Things designed by Anni Downs

I finished my top a while ago.....


I had a pile of leftover fabrics.... and I really LOOOOOOVVVEEE using my scraps....


..... so I've made the backing.....


... and there is still plenty of green for the binding ....

.....and pink floral but that will have to be another project....

... there were some 2" pieces light backing strips left.... they looked very forlorn... and it is quality fabric....

.... stitch, slice, stitch....

and I have a fat quarter of unique fabric....



...... it's probably quite valuable... being one of a kind.....

Righto, Gotto Go.... quilt to pin......

31 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

OMG Fiona this is how I want to do my GJ back!!!!! I just have to try and work it all out as I have not done it before....

De said...

Love it and love the effect of the light showing the seams!

Susan said...

It's amazing Fiona. The back could be a quilt on it's own. And think of all the money you've saved on backing.

Jeanette said...

Wow your backing looks fabulous. I agree with Susan could be another quilt on it's own. Hugs,

WoolenSails said...

I love that quilt and I love how you did the back. I really like the look of pieced backs, but I get lazy and end up doing one or two pieces for the back.

Debbie

Anthea said...

Fiona you are a genius! The back for the SKOW is gorgeous, and your fq is very clever. Can't wait to see the finished quilt! x

Cheryll said...

LoVe it!
So if it goes missing...who knows where it could be???
Great work :)

Loopylou said...

That backing is so beautiful, it could be a front. Lovely

Joy said...

Such a beautiful quilt, and I LOVE the backing!!! You really are so clever :o)
Hugs,
Joy xxxx

Jennifer said...

Your unique fabric would make a wonderful backdrop for applique! Your quilt has turned out beautifully.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You are so very cleaver....great idea for the back...

Anonymous said...

wow Fiona this is one hell of a quilt,well done my friend,you are very clever.xx

marina said...

the back looks fantastic. Great job!
Now to get quilting?
Love your unique fat quarter, would be lovely with a stitchery?

katherine macwin said...

fiona you have been very busy. i love your pieced back and your sal has come together beautifully

Chrissie said...

A truly unique quilt with a beautiful front and equally beautiful backing, so very clever

Khris78 said...

That is the most beautiful backing I have ever seen !!!!

Susan said...

Terrific backing- and less waste. I too think the new from old fat quarter could be great as a background to some stitching

Karen said...

Fantastic backing. Well worth the effort!

Terry said...

How pretty your pictures are with the sun shining through your quilt top and back! That back is as pretty as the front! :0)

Wendy said...

The quilt top is amazing, the backing is gorgeous, this will be (another) amazing quilt!

Maria said...

Congratulations Fiona on getting your backing pieced before you go away. Looks great..
And what will you create with the sweet FQ you made?????

Michelle Ridgway said...

You are a legend.Your quilt has turned out beautiful and now it will be reversible.

Sisbabestitches said...

A twofer quilt, genius! It looks equally amazingly brilliant front and back, just gorgeous. There is so much work in all of it (even the new fq),
...and if it does go missing, Chez watch out cos it may just disappear for a second time ;)

Bev C said...

Hello Fiona,

Oh there is so much work here, I actually love the backing and was thinking that would make a lovely quilt in itself. Maybe this quilt could be shared as I would love to borrow it too. Great to see the little squares being used up.

Happy pinning.
Bev.xoxo

Noela said...

Love your backing Fiona and your quilt front as well. Hugs.....

Chookyblue...... said...

the back looks great.......

Charlie and Wendy said...

Lovely back, you are amazing with the amount you accomplish!!

Sue said...

Front and back are both fabulous!

Barb said...

what an awesome quilt!!! and the backing is just as fab!

Janet said...

I love both the front and the back. Beautiful quilt!

Michelle May said...

Gorgeous!!!!

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