How do you go about making a back for a quilt? Especially for a larger quilt? I finished the top I was working on, combining batiks with Tula Pink, and needed a back.
It’s large: 76″ x 95″. To do a pretty typical back, just joining two lengths of yardage, I’d need 6 yards. I didn’t have 6 yards lying around, so I’m piecing the back. To ensure it’s large enough (a problem I’ve struggled with in the past), I’m pinning the chunks to the quilt top as I go. It does make it a little slower, and a little easier to start being knitpicky about placement, but it’s working. Sometimes, you’ve just got to go with what works, right?
(If you’re wondering about my Farmer’s Wife… well, when I played with the fabric on the floor, the blocks got a little lost. So I need to do more experimenting. And thinking.)
Linking to Freshly Pieced’s WIP Wednesday