Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The other side of the quilt - my quilt backs

Before washing, ROYGBIV back

Katie at Swim, Bike, Quilt has invited people to share the backs of their quilts. So I thought I would collect the pictures  that I have of the backs of my baby and larger size quilts. In making this post I also learned that I did not keep photos of all my quilt backs, especially the ones that are just plain.

That one above is the back of my ROYGBIV Log Cabin quilt. I still want to make a quilt front like that one. This quilt was made for my friend Claire.

On the Tiles - back

On the Tiles. This one is at the island house.

Liberated (emergency) Baby Quilt - back

Liberated (emergency) Baby Quilt. Gifted to a friend's lovely baby.

Party Rings

Party Rings. This one is currently off at University with my niece, and I am so glad she would pack it and take it miles from home.

No Primary Colours, the Quilt - back

No Primary Colours. This one has been abducted by my son.

Kaleidoscope Quilt - back

Kaleidoscope. This one is with my nephew, who is also at University. Don't ever doubt that young people love getting a quilt made just for them or that they will bring it along to wherever they are living.

Puppies, Boys and Monkeys Quilt

Puppies, Boys and Monkeys. This is quilt was made for my youngest son and is on his bed.

230511 - lime green quilt, back

Lime green quilt - an Irish Chain on the front. This one is also on the coast on my bed.

Magnolia Quilt, back

Magnolia Quilt. A gift to a friend.

back, pink zig zag quilt

Pink Zig Zag Quilt. This quilt is the first I ever made, it started the whole adventure.

Back, Rainbow Warmth

Rainbow Warmth. Donated to Quilts Recover.

Turquoise Ocean - back

Turquoise Ocean. Also on the coast, on a bed.

Supernova, back detail.

Supernova. A gift to another friend.

Mod Pop back

King Size Mod Pop (and here too)- I am not sure I ever settled on a name for this quilt. It is one of the quilts that I use on my bed.

Red - back detail

Red (and here too). She lives on the coast.

Butterflies - back

Butterflies (and here too). Gifted to another friend.

Mod Pop - back

Whitewater. Gifted to a my niece's baby - great niece maybe, she is great anyway.

Echo Stained - back

Echo Stained. She lives here.

Scrappy Trip - Back

Scrappy Trip. This one gets dragged across the country so that there is a car quilt on long trips.

Octagonal Orb - back

Octagonal Orb. Donated to Siblings Together.

Swirling Medallion - back

Swirling Medallion. She lives here.

Granny Squares - back

Granny Squares. On my lap right now.

Cycles 2 - back

Cycles 2. Soon to be on the wall, she just needs a hanging sleeve.

I am going to have to photograph a few more quilt backs to complete my set. You can also view all these quilt backs on Flickr here, and if you want to see the fronts again, just click the names of the quilts.

I have to say that this exercise of collecting all my quilt backs has made me happy. I often feel stuck at the making the back stage of a quilt, but it looks like my quilt backs are often more interesting than I remembered.

Go ahead, you can share your quilt backs too, and see what other folks have been coming up with.