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Monday, March 14, 2011
A Funky Back
Recently, we quilted the store sample Hoo-Rah with Spring Bud thread by Signature in a Double Line and Stars pattern. I didn't know which fabric to choose for the backing. While making the kits, me made a mis-cut and cut eight half-yard pieces of the green wave fabric. Rather than wasting the fabric, or sticking it away in our "we'll get around to making something someday" pile, we cut the half-yard pieces into sixteen 18" squares. We pieced the squares together, turning adjoining pieces a quarter turn. The result was a funky back, but I really liked it when it was finished. The moral of the story is: a pieced back can add another element to your quilt, OR, don't be afraid to make lemonade out of lemons.