Friday, April 02, 2010

Getting My Back Up

I got busy on a project that has been sitting for a while.  My signature quilt from Linda's birthday swap has been pieced and patiently waiting for me to get back to it. So I decided I needed to work on finishing it.
I had this fabric that I won in a blog giveaway.

And this fabric that I gave away part of on my blog. 
















Both of those are quilter oriented so they really work well for making something for ME! And since the signature/friendship quilt is one I will cherish for a long time AND has the work of a LOT of quilters in it, I chose to use it now!
I decided to do a pieced back - which is a lot like making another quilt top.  I did big blocks and sashing to preserve the motifs on the light background fabric.  And here it is layered and basted -tossed over a recliner.

































Now all I have to do is quilt and bind and my large lap quilt will be finished!
Wanna see the front again?  Go to this post  I haven't figured out how to re-use a blogger photo, if you know how and can steer me in the right direction I would love to know.
Gene

11 comments:

Barb said...

I love the pieced back. I never think to do that. Saw that you are in Anniston. My daughter and SIL lived there for a year while getting their masters' degrees. I got to come visit a couple of times. Lovely place ~ very charming.

Pat said...

I love the backing you did for the quilt, Gene. I usually keep my photos in files on my computer and then just go and bring the photo back into a subsequent post in the same manner I put it into the earlier post. (Hope that helps.)

Tangos Trash and Treasures said...

Yippiee!! Looks great!!
You can go to edit on the first post & copy & paste the code if it's in PB or Flickr.

Rhonda said...

What a great quilt Gene. And I know what you mean about piecing a backing......it is like making a whole other quilt.
As for the picture re-posting.....the quickest way I've found is to right click on the old pic & copy it, then paste it on your desktop (so you know where it went) then on your new post, you can retrieve it....I keep a FOLDER on my desktop for just that type of thing.....hope that helped.

Petit Debutant said...

you can always find the photo on your blog, right click and save on your desktop and then re-upload it to your current post

Terry said...

Gene, I absolutely love the fabrics you chose:)
They are soooo cute!!!! Went and looked at the front too. Very pretty & bright. The pieced back is wonderful. Thanks for sharing:)
Quilty Hugs,
Terry

VeeV said...

love the light coloured "quilter" fabric.... so perfect!!

i have a file which i keep on my desktop with all the photos that i want to use or have used on my blog...so i can simply take them from there and use them again and again - if i choose.

xo
eva

quiltmom said...

Hi Gene,
Any quilts I have already posted about- I just go to the edit section and highlight the code and copy and paste it into the new post.
Your new quilt looks very fun- you make wonderful quilts.
Regards,
Anna

Elizabeth said...

I love those fun fabrics you used for the back and the top is fun too. I'll send you an e-mail for help with a short-cut to using a photo already posted on the web.

Linda B said...

Coincidentally, the White quilter fabric was some you won from ME. How appropriate that you used it to back my Birthday Block Xchange quilt. Oo0ops, I mean YOUR quilt. Great job and so you.

ooglebloops said...

That looks great!! Can't wait to see it completed!! Thanks for the hint about Picasa and the photos!!!
Giveaway on my blog - drop in if you get a chance!!