Good Morning, Quilters!
Quilting proceeds slowly on my Boxes and Vines quilt.
How do you quilt a big quilt on a small domestic machine?
Little by little. One block at a time.
Sometimes it seems that I spend as much time shuffling the quilt as I do stitching!
Still, I enjoy the process. I love seeing the slow and steady progress.
Last week, a reader asked to see the back of the quilt.
What Fabric Is Best for the Back of a Quilt?
Normally, I do not recommend using hand dyed fabrics or batiks on the back of the quilt. These fabrics are very tightly woven and the sewing machine needle has a little more trouble penetrating the fabric. The small needle deflections can lead to a less than perfect stitch.
However, I decided to use hand dyed fabric this time because I had it on hand and I didn’t want to spend time shopping.
This back is made of several large pieces of fabric. I pieced it in an improvisational style–using scraps on hand.
If you are interested in creating a beautiful quilt back, check out Elizabeth Hartman’s FREE Craftsy class HERE: Creative Quilt Backs
The video offers basic information on how to create a quilt back and how to design a creative backing.
Slowing Down Before the Holidays
As Christmas approaches, I know I will be a challenge to quilt every day…
But then again, there are a lot of other creative projects…
Wrapping, baking, decorating…
What about YOU?
How is YOUR work in progress?
Have you been working at least fifteen minutes every day?
What other creative projects do you have in the works?
We’d LOVE to hear!
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