Thursday, March 01, 2012

pretty close

I like to piece my quilt backs, especially when one of the prints repeats in a certain way (such as this fabric), so I don't need to worry about lining up the repeat. Well, I adore this print, and I had JUST the right amount to back my quilt. I took it as a sign that I should try to piece it together, rather than adding in another print or solid. It was a little tricky (I pinned a lot and re-sewed a bit) but totally worth the effort. It feels like a great accomplishment! Woo-hoo!

This is one step closer to finishing an old WIP. But there is one problem. I love the back so much that I decided I'm going to have to re-work the front now. I want to LOVE the front, rather than just like it. One step forward, one step back.

24 comments:

Live a Colorful Life said...

I love this argyle print too. Well, I can't wait to see the front.

P.S. I have something finished! finally! I'll link up tomorrow. Whew. I was afraid that would never happen.

Elena said...

I love this back and I'm sure the front will be stuning as well!
Muchos besos desde Madrid
Elena

Kirsty said...

Me too! This argyle is terrific. I can completely understand your attraction to it. Your 'future is bright' quilt was also argyle-inspired so clearly this is one of those patterns you will always be drawn to. For me it is quartrefoils, but I haven't found a way to introduce them to my quilts yet. But give me time! I think all your quilts are fabulous. Well done!

Michele said...

Argyle...swoon. Always a classic. Just makes ya warm thinking of it!

Karin said...

fantastic job piecing! Can't wait to see what your WIP is!

Life In A Pink Bunny Suit said...

The quilting police have giving me permission to alter a pattern especially when it's to make me happy...as I'll be happier with the final product...even when it's all put together and it means reverse sewing for a few days!
Take care...
Toni
www.lifeinapinkbunnysuit.com

Mike Pearson said...

Yes, this is very impressive!!! You should give yourself a pat on the back after that great alignment!

Keep Stitchin' said...

I would've felt the same way! love the argyle! May I inquire of the designer/manufacturer? I never see fabrics like this!
Love your math facts quilt, too! I've been wanting to do an orange and white quilt!
Trudy

Ebeth said...

I love that fabric...I've been coveting it for a while now. GREAT job piecing it!

Lesley said...

You did a wonderful job of piecing this!

Suzanne said...

Holy moley! That's one heck of a piecing you did. I think it's pretty neat that you have such high standards that you won't settle on the satisfaction scale on either the front or the back.

Kim said...

I think it turned out great! Well worth the effort! I can't wait to see the finished project!

Marjorie said...

Bravo. However, now I have an overwhelming urge to make a pieced quilt with an argyle design.

Lisa Lisa said...

Love the argyle print :) Nice job!

LimeRiot said...

I love that fabric!! It's very preppy :).

Donna said...

You sure have been busy this week!!

Can I send you some of my WIP's? :D

Hey, Amanda.. I want to put a blog button for your site on my blog. Do you have one?

Donna
don_mae2@yahoo.com

Freddie said...

Great back. I am sure the front is stunning too.

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

That is a wonderfull backing fabric! Very neat. Have a fabulous weekend!
~Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva

Mama Pea said...

Cute, and good job on the piecing!

kmodich said...

Impressive!!!

Michelle said...

That is impressive!

Clair said...

You were brave for even trying it, but it worked well.

Claire Jain said...

I love it! That's super exciting :-)

Chara Michele said...

What a cute fabric! Totally worth the extra effort!