Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Improv. Quilt Back Complete

Well that is one thing more I can cross of my "to do" sewing list, Yippee Skippee!!  So what did I think of Improv. piecing. . . .   Well, I have to admit, it was a little hard for me.  I kept finding myself wanting to layout a design.  I would piece together a few pieces and then start laying it out again to make a pattern.  I had to keep scooping it up in a pile and telling myself to stop cheating :)

I didn't do anything to crazy.   Mostly I did some random horizontal lines and then cut them up to add some vertical lines.  I really like the way it turned out (sorry for the lousy picture).  It fits the project perfect and by the end of the process I was really starting to have fun.  It was a blast to be surprised by the look that just kept changing.  I think I will for sure be doing this again in the future.

My favorite thing about this type of piecing . . . It used about every little scrap I had leftover from the top.  I had to grab some white out of my stash to make the project large enough, which I was really excited for.  It has cute little dragonflies on it in all different colors and frames the randomness.  I think it was the perfect finish :)

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9 comments:

  1. I really like this. I'm going to piece my backing for the latest quilt top I made out of leftover fabrics. I think I would have a hard time not "designing" it. :-)

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  2. i have to get brave and do that too. i always thing i have to coordinate, match and have a one piece back. my blog name has "random" in it, so i better follow my own lead and go random!

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  3. Very cute! I always see scrappy backs, but by far this is one of the cutest :) I'm also a "organized scrapper" I can never just pull out pieces from a bag and put them together :0

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  4. It turned out great! I think I'd want to "design" it as well - even though I wouldn't have the first idea how to go about it!

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  5. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. That's a really nice backing. I've always done one-piece backings in the past, but I think I might give this a try... especially with my new goal to use my stash for every single project this year!

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Melissa