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Thread: My first time quilting from the backside of a quilt

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    I have seen others pick out a backing fabric that they really loved and quilt from the back outlining the key elements in the fabric.

    This was my first time doing this and it isn't without its flaws...but I loved the opportunity and challenge.

    I love the fabric, pattern and colors!

    I quilted this freehand on my INNOVA. I used hobbs polydown batting.

    Thanks for looking.
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    Charisma, it's beautiful! :-D

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    Gorgeous!
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    Beautiful.

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    I would like to try this some day. I think it produced beautiful results. My issue is the logistics. Like, did you have to sew a strip of fabric to the top so you could attach it to the leaders as though it were the backing? Must have been fun advancing it to see how it was coming along.

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    No matter what you do - It's beautifull.

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    looks perfect to me!

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    Absolutely beautiful!!!

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    It is loverly loverly.

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    Anything that you quilt is beautiful and this is, too.

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    That is simply gorgeous.

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    Beautifully done.

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    You chose a beautiful fabric for the backing. I can see why you would want to use the paisley as your quilting design. It is gorgeous.

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    It's like having 2 right sides. Beautiful!

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    Beautiful work once again!

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    I really like this one, I think it's my favorite so far, nice work!

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    Beautiful work, as always, Charisma!

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    That sounds like fun

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    It's mine, it's mine, it's ALL MINE!!

    Well, not actually, it's for my older DD. Neither of my girls like quilts. Jeesh, what's a quilter to do?

    Their objections include repetitive patterns, stars, triangles, little pieces, etc., etc., etc. Everything I love, they loathe! What??

    I wanted to be able to wrap something around my girl (who moved out of state 4 yrs ago :cry: ), since I can't always wrap my arms around her. When she was home for a visit, we stopped at LQS (for me) on the way to the mall (for her). She showed me some fabrics she liked.

    Fast forward a couple of years . No pattern, just cut strips and chunks. Last time she was home, we were talking about our mutual love of paisley. Eureka! I found a fabric that had paisley in the right colors for the backing.

    After several messages back and forth with Charisma about quilting, I sent it off. My request was that, if she thought it would work, she follow the paisley in the print on the back. I know NOTHING about LA, except that I love Charisma's work and knew from the pictures she's posted that it would be beautiful either way.

    It's been a rough weekend here. Tom stayed home sick with a stomach bug on Friday, and I am sooo not a nurse! By Saturday, younger DD had it, too. None of the sewing I thought I'd be getting done got done.

    And then, I saw the pictures of this quilt! I am beyond excited, and can't wait to see it. Now if we can get some weather cool enough to bind it, I'll be able to give it to Katherine when we see her this summer.

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    As usual, beautiful... I love all the quilts you post and your LAQ is always great

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    Wonderfol back quilting to go with a very nice quilt! :D

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    Loved the backing fabric and what a great quilting job you did.

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    It's lovely like all your work!

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    Love the paisley.

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    Beautiful.

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