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Thread: My next major quilt in progress

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    9 more blocks and a flying geese border to go :-) ... can't figure out if the backing should be a print or a solid... ?
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    textured or tone on tone.

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    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.

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    Do you have enough of the fabric that you are using for the center of the blocks?

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    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?

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    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:

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    This is great! I love your color choices thus far.

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    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.

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    Beautiful quilt in progress!!

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    Gorgeous! Can you share this block name or the pattern?

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    Quote Originally Posted by abdconsultant
    textured or tone on tone.
    my thoughts, too

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    You have been very very busy! Beautiful quilt.

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    Oh is that pretty. Love the colors. Can't wait to see it finished

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    Its going to be a stunning quilt when finished!

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    What a great idea! I am a big kaffe fan so I think I will get a kaffe stripe of some sort! Thanks :-)
    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    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:

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    Yes, it's a pineapple block - I used the pattern called "Crimson Rambler" here: http://www.allisonquiltdesigns.com/patterns/ad16a.jpg
    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    Gorgeous! Can you share this block name or the pattern?

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    seems the vote is spilit between tone/tone or a solidish backing but I am a big color fan (as you know from my quilts!) so I think I am going to find a kaffe fabric that matches in color ... we'll see ;-)

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    This is gorgeous - and yes to your backing choice!!!

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    Love your colors! :thumbup: and the blocks are great too!

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    I like the suggestions of MTS

    Your quilt is gonna be stunning, it IS already stunning.

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    MTS?

    Hey we are neighbors - I am in South OC .. you?
    Quote Originally Posted by wraez
    I like the suggestions of MTS

    Your quilt is gonna be stunning, it IS already stunning.

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    Yolanda, that is stunning. I love your colors. Great job. Either plain or pattern would work on the backing as long as you pull in your top colors.

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    I believe backs should be as exciting as the front because you see the backs 50% of the time. Your quilt is beautiful.

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    Looks really nice! Gorgeous!

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