Sunday, November 13, 2011

Making a quilt back as winter begins

ROYGBIV back - onto the "B"

This is the back for my ROYGBIV quilt so far.  It is one huge log cabin. There are some challenges when making a log cabin block this large out of mostly 2.5" strips. Careful pressing and trimming of each log is necessary or it quickly develops a small ripple that grows quickly to a large and unmanageable ripple. I know this because this is really the second try at this back.

It is currently about 58" squarish and I am using up all the extra strips I cut up for the blocks for the front. When I get back from a work trip I can start with the "B" (blue).

I am finding quilt backs an interesting challenge, as once the quilt front is done I want to be quilting it, not making a back. I think I am going to try starting the back when I start the front next time and see how that goes.

We finally had snow

This was the view from my family room yesterday morning. Finally our first snow, which is a record here, the previous latest for first snow was November 6. Although I live downtown, the house next door has this tiny forest, which brings many interesting birds to watch all year round. I am going to try to so the view from my window photos that I have seen other bloggers doing every so often - that way I can remember the changes. Especially since I think that they are developing that beautiful lot into 8 homes, hopefully some of the trees survive.

Enjoy your Sunday, I am back home late Tuesday night.

Best,

Leanne


22 comments:

  1. That is amazing work Leanne! It is really hard to keep something that big from ruffling!

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  2. Gorgeous. I can verify the bubble effect having done it several times myself. Shudder - I am just not ready for snow yet!

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  3. I applaud your giant log cabin - I have only been aware of all these pieced backs since my blogging increased early this year, it is almost like making 2 quilts.

    And snow?? Brrrrr.

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  4. What an awesome back that is going to be!

    Snow, hey? I see you're from Alberta - my sister lives in Calgary so I'm quite familiar with what a Alberta winter can be like!

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  5. Looks really gorgeous Leanne - so fresh and modern!

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  6. Looks wonderful! I kinda think what Sheila said, to me doing such a complicated pieced back isn't doing a back, its doing a double sided quilt!!

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  7. That is one monster Log Cabin! I love it! Would make a great quilt front too! Jxo

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  8. wow, ambitious! i usually just make the back as super simple as i can without making it too small. that giant log cabin block will make it hard to tell which side of the quilt is the "front"! it looks so good!

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  9. This giant log cabin is fabulous - it will make a great quilt back!

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  10. Your log cabin is lovely. It's wonderful how you're echoing the theme on the back.

    Your back yard view is wonderful. I love it when the fairy frost shows up on the trees.

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  11. oh wow! That is amazing! That'll be such an amazing back for your quilt!
    (& love the snow)

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  12. Wow! I would have to hang that quilt in the middle of the room just so I could admire both sides equally. The back is GORGEOUS!!!

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  13. Double A side I think! Glorious colour ! Just love it!

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  14. that is going to be one beautiful quilt back! love it.

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  15. Leanne, that back is insane!! I so need to make one just like it, but as a top. I'm happy with boring, easy backs!

    And I'm kind of jealous of the snow. As much as I disliked winter in Kamloops, the first snow of the year was always magic.

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  16. That is one hell of a back!! I'd settle for that as the front and a plain back for sure!

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  17. I love this back - could be a front too, it's so pretty! I just hopped over from the Modern Blocks Bee flickr group - looks like we'll be in the bee together! Looking forward to it...

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  18. Do you realize it's okay to put a solid on the back right???

    This is amazing!!!
    Your backs are better than my fronts!

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  19. i love that massive log cabin! love it. i keep hoping that it will snow where i am soon!

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  20. I do believe that is the most impressive back I have ever seen for a quilt Leanne! Sorry it kept getting wonky on you, but I understand completely how that could happen!

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