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Thread: Did I goof? I'm quilting it upside down.

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    Did I goof? I'm quilting it upside down.

    This is a scrappy log cabin variation twin sized top that I finished a couple years ago, and I'm finally quilting it. The top didn't particulary inspire me to a particular quilting motif, and the backing which I got on clearance was very pretty. So I decided to try something different and I basted the quilt upside down with the backing on the top. I'm outlining the roses carefully and in a good amount of detail so they will be seen on the front. I'm maybe a third finished, and it's using a good amount of thread. I hope I like it; not sure what the final outcome will be, but did anyone else ever do anything like that? I may be able to say it's reversible now that the back is embellished. I'm including some pictures of the whole quilt, and then some close-ups of the back with the roses where I'm quilting and the front where you should be able to see the roses on the brown material.
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    Last edited by JulieB; 02-20-2013 at 07:42 AM.
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    Looks great! Good problem solving!
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    I think it's a great idea! I have a book called "Quilting Back to Front" that is all about exactly what you're doing. I've been wanting to try it. I think your quilt will look wonderful!

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    It looks really pretty!!!

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    It is turning out lovely. Good solution.
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    sweetie, there is no upside down in quilting. love it, use it.
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    Awesome idea and fun to do. A quilt that will be enjoyed on front and back.

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    I have heard of FMQing a quilt from the backing fabric before but never tried it. Yours is looking great!

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    I love that looks lovely from both sides

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    yes it does look pretty

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    What a great idea! I will have to try that!

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    I think it is a great idea, I could see myself doing something like this...as I tend to go off the beaten trail often.

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    It is coming out great! I too have that book and have been wanting to try this, just haven't gotten around to it.

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    wow....a lot of work but i love it!!!!!

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    WoW! Inspiring!!!

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    Since I love roses...I love the quilting showing on the top. There are no quilt police so do it how ever you want!! I like it.
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    looks really good

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    I love it! A great idea. So pretty.

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    good idea..... love both the front and back of your quilt.

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    you didn't goof at all... looks really great
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    It looks great! I think it is pretty on both sides. Good idea.

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    very clever! looks pretty!

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    Looks very pretty...

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    What a great idea!! It looks good.
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    I think it's a terrific idea- I may have to steal it!

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