Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 6 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 60

Thread: My next major quilt in progress

  1. #1
    Super Member yolanda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    1,256
    9 more blocks and a flying geese border to go :-) ... can't figure out if the backing should be a print or a solid... ?
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  2. #2
    Super Member abdconsultant's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Western North Carolina
    Posts
    3,046
    Blog Entries
    46
    textured or tone on tone.

  3. #3
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Long Island, New York
    Posts
    1,062
    I love the colors in this quilt. My fantasy backing would be a beautiful ombre in those yummy blues and aquas. I tend to do patterned backings because I don't have alot of confidence in my quilting. However, I like a solid backing too because I love to see all the lovely quilting on the back.

  4. #4
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    1,845
    Blog Entries
    5
    Do you have enough of the fabric that you are using for the center of the blocks?

  5. #5
    Super Member yolanda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    1,256
    I don't .. I have about a hard of it so I am thinking about that for binding?
    Quote Originally Posted by Cherylsea
    Do you have enough of the fabric that you are using for the center of the blocks?

  6. #6
    MTS
    MTS is offline
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    4,303
    Those blocks are FABULOUS!!! Contemporary Amish. LOVE it.

    As for the back, it's a personal decision.

    Me? I'd use some fabulous loud print. Like a Kaffe fabric.

    Just as a really quick example because I have to run, put "teal" in the search box here:
    http://www.gloriouscolor.com/store.php?cat=126

    I'd go for the second one, with the huge teal and red flowers. But there are other more "subdued" ;-) ones. Or something like that in your LQS.

    I mean, you've already shown that you like teal and black on the front of the quilt. And you've got plenty of clean, straight lines in those blocks. Why repeat that on the back?

    I think a quilt definitely benefits from and needs having something (totally) different on the back.

    Think of the furniture in your living room. Your couch is a striped fabric. Are you also going to make the pillows from striped fabric? No, you're going to choose coordinating/complimentary colors, but in another pattern. Otherwise, it's just so bland.

    Again, it's a very personal choice. :mrgreen:

  7. #7
    Senior Member DawnMarie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    844
    Blog Entries
    9
    This is great! I love your color choices thus far.

  8. #8
    Super Member AlwaysQuilting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    1,704
    Blog Entries
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by Cherylsea
    Do you have enough of the fabric that you are using for the center of the blocks?
    That's what I was going to suggest too.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    39
    Beautiful quilt in progress!!

  10. #10
    Super Member feline fanatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    6,448
    Gorgeous! Can you share this block name or the pattern?

Page 1 of 6 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.