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Big block for Back of Quilt--Ideas?

Old 05-28-2015, 11:50 AM
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I make two-sided quilts--always have and always will. Now, I have a 100 x 100 quilt (all half square triangles using batiks and neutrals) and need a back. Of course, it has to use a block…any block..any LARGE block. Any ideas?
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:07 PM
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There is a pattern called "Giant Vintage Star" posted for free by Jeni Baker. It is only 16 squares, 12 of which are half square triangles. Her tutorial shows it in 2 colors, 4 colors and 8 colors. http://www.incolororder.com/2011/08/...-tutorial.html I think her blocks are around 17 inches square but resizing should be easy. She uses vintage sheets, hence the name.
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:42 PM
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I used large rectangles on the back of the quilt in my avatar that was slightly smaller than your quilt. I cut about 15"x30 and used up a bunch of 1/2 yard pieces from my stash. I love how it came out.
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Old 05-28-2015, 01:39 PM
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How about the big Labarynth Star for the back?
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Old 05-28-2015, 02:12 PM
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Just enlarged the Yellow brick road for the back of one of my Bargello quilts.
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Old 05-28-2015, 02:47 PM
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Quilter's Cache has some very large block patterns. Scroll down & you will see sizes 24" & larger.

http://www.quilterscache.com/BlocksbySizeE.html
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Thanks for the inspiration! I just made a super quick baby quilt top using 9" squares following the Giant Vintage Star tutorial. Will post in the pictures section.
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I am trying to sew mostly from my stash so I have been piecing my backs instead of buying them. Look up quilt backs on Pinterest or modern quilts. I like to make my own version of modern quilts to piece my backs.
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Carpenter's wheel always looks good big.
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Old 05-30-2015, 05:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Notwendy View Post
There is a pattern called "Giant Vintage Star" posted for free by Jeni Baker. It is only 16 squares, 12 of which are half square triangles. Her tutorial shows it in 2 colors, 4 colors and 8 colors. http://www.incolororder.com/2011/08/...-tutorial.html I think her blocks are around 17 inches square but resizing should be easy. She uses vintage sheets, hence the name.
What a great idea. Thanks for the link.
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