Sunday, January 31, 2010

Back with My Foot on the Pedal

The lame ankle wasn't so good for sewing on the machine (or cutting or ironing for that matter), but I finally got back to work on the white/red/pink liberated quilt this weekend. I decided to piece the back, using a technique that I found on another blog ages ago (I can't seem to find the link, can someone help me out?). I love the way it turned out, but even though it looks like I threw it together, piecing the back really meant putting in the time to make two fronts! I can definitely imagine making some more tops this way in the future. The scrap bins overfloweth. I've decided that pin-basting on the floor is my least favorite part of the whole quilt-making process, but at least it forced me to vacuum today. I'm about 1/3 of the way through the quilting, so hopefully there'll be some finished photos by the end of the week!

5 comments:

Nichole said...

the back looks really fun! glad to hear your ankle is feeling better and you're able to get back into the swing of things.

i also dislike pin-basting. however, i think sewing the binding onto the quilt is my least favorite. i always manage to screw up the corners and it ticks me off every time!

shellysquilts said...

This is really cute! I have been on a scrap sewing kick myself. I have a portable table that I set up when I want to pin baste or I go to my Bee which meets at a church and use the big tables there. After you've pin basted a large quilt on a table you will never use the floor again. Happy quilting!

Andrea, creative collector said...

Boy, this is fantastic! Love the liberated structure! :)

Ruth's Place said...

Love the back and the front of this quilt. I hate basting so much I usually send my quilts out to be quilted!

Meg said...

I love it! The illusion of the red and pink bits floating is wonderful. Please include some close-ups of the quilting.