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Thread: Is it "Back Art" ?!??!

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    Is it "Back Art" ?!??!

    I cant find what I want !! I am looking for pics of people's fancy pieced backings !! Is it called back art ?! I am needing ideas and inspiration for my quilt back !!! Can you post a pic for me , or direct me where to look ?!!? THANK YOU !!!

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    I've never seen it given a "formal name". What I have seen is people showing their quilt tops and pieced backs, but the topic is probably listed under the completed front of the top. You might try pieced backs!
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    You can do anything you want on the back. I have used left over blocks and fabrics from the front. I'll see if I can link to one I posted earlier in the year. http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...a-t120335.html

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    Here is the link to the back of my quilt that I posted yesterday. I too use left over fabric with some pieces that I purchased. I plan it out on graph paper and yes, it does take a lot of time to do this.

    Hmmm..........I don't know if the link will work. I can't find a spot to fill it in so I'll copy/paste below!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...l-t168039.html
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    Here's one I did a pieced backing on: http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...ic-t82437.html

    And here's Charisma's awesome quilting of it - including a photo of the pieced back: http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...a-t137175.html

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    You'll find lots here. I think some are more reversible quilts than quilt backs.
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/quiltbacks/pool/

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/pictures-f5/double-wedding-ring-cheryl-phillips-book-t166396.html

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    ere is a link to a quilt that someone asked me to post the back of...it is a nice process for back art as each block is made separately so you have more options for your backs...

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    One of mine that mirrors and repeats the border pattern from the front.
    The Earth without art is just "Eh".

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    There was a thread on the old board that I think the title was "show me your backside"? It had a lot of pictures of the fancy backs that others had done. I don't know how to go to it now maybe someone else will remember it and give instructions for viewing?

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    I went to the picture section of the forum and typed in "show off you backside! Quilt back that.." in the advanced search box. It was posted by katier825 and it has 94 posts. you might find something you like there. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miz mary View Post
    I cant find what I want !! I am looking for pics of people's fancy pieced backings !! Is it called back art ?! I am needing ideas and inspiration for my quilt back !!! Can you post a pic for me , or direct me where to look ?!!? THANK YOU !!!
    Yes, it is called back art. I have never done anything remotely interesting on my quilt backs, but I have pieced together pieces to make a large enough backing.

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    Here's the thread Tartan mentioned.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...s-t148395.html
    The Earth without art is just "Eh".

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    ahhhhh ... THATS IT !!!! the Backside thread !!!! I seen it when it first posted, then couldnt find it again !!!! THANK YOU !!! I am now going to try this ...what fun !!!!

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    My favorite go to besides here is images on Google search-just type in what you want to see, then click images and omgoodness, page after page.
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    google pieced quilt backs

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