Monday, January 16, 2012


Last week Amy over @ Amy's Creative Side challenged her readers to pick 1 thing and get it finished.  I love when she hosts these little challenges because she makes it simple and without stress.

I chose to try to get 2 quilt backings pieced together.  Yep, 2.  I am a rule breaker ;)  The first is for my youngest little guy, Adam.

You can see the quilt top & read more about this quilt and the fabrics used here.

The original design for the back didn't include the thin strips at the top & the bottom but once I got it all pieced together I realized I was off about 3 inches, ugh!  This was the easiest way I could think of to add the length needed and not make it look like a mistake.  Quilting is so forgiving :)

The second quilt back is for a quilt I am working on for myself.  
You can read more about this quilt, see the quilt top & learn about the DP QAL I joined to make it here.
As you can see I didn't get this one finished.  Can you believe I ran out of the solid fabric, seriously?!  My local quilt stores don't carry Bella Soilds so I ordered some on Etsy and will hopefully be able to finish it up this week. 

Even though I didn't get my goal completed I am still happy with my progress.  A big thanks to Amy for pushing me to get some of WIP's done!  You can check other finishes from Amy's readers here.

Hope you are all enjoying your Monday.  It is an unusally beautiful & sunny 65 degrees here.  What a perfect day to be out of school! 


1 comment:

Habibti at Home said...

Love both backs! I agree, quilts are so forgiving and the added couple of inches look great! Good job! I am now feeling like a big slacker as I have a baby quilt in progress I need to finish up. Maybe today??? If only I didn't have to work! Ugh. Great quilts!