It's completed! Ended up being 56" X 73" and I wouldn't mind doing another one....not as big and softer looking fabric.
And, the back.....it's almost like another quilt!
Sharon, I love the way it turned out - and I like the bright colors! Did you use a zig-zag stitch for your quilting? It looks great.
Looks great, Sharon!!
Those double sided quilts take a lot of work... Not something I do very often!
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Good job, Sharon. Love your colors.
Sharon, your quilt is great! I love the backing too. What a clever idea. I just finished a quilt with a solid white back. I wish I would have thought of something like your idea.
And I really have to see if I can do a wider serpentine stitch on my machine. Mine is just really small, and I can't seem to make it large enough to suit me.
Very, very nice work.
Great job, Sharon! Congrats on finishing it.
Lookin' good. Love the back.Theresa
Love the quilt (quilts actually!) Beautiful colors. How did you get your backing on so straight. I usually piece the back a little, but can never get everything lined up correctly, so it's just slightly askew.LindaB/CA
Great job, Sharon.The zigzag is a nice layout for the RF blocks. Is that 'zigzagy' quilting? Looks nice!I like the back too. I always want to do a nice back but by the time I get the top done, I just want to be finished with it so the backing winds up being very plain.TFS.
That looks great! So bright and cheerful. I agree with Geraldine about just wanting to get it done at the end. LOL
Wonderful quilt Sharon! It's a happy quilt. Love the pieced back.Linda OH
Thank you one and all. I certainly wouldn't do a pieced backing if it wasn't necessary. It started out much wider and longer and I didn't realize how much the quilting took up and don't know if it was the stitch I used or the operator. The colors are his favorite colors, so I just went with them. Plan to deliver it today.
Sue, The quilting stitch I used is a wavy line that's one of the stitches on my machine....called Serpentine Stitch.
Lois, I played with the stitch width and length to get what worked for me. Ended up with 3 and 6. Also, I found that thickness makes a difference, too. I don't have an adjustable pressure foot on the machine I was using but my other machine doesn't have this stitch.....what to do, what to do. lol
LindaB, I was concerned about the back not being on straight so was really really careful to try and get it straight, plus there was a lot of pinning going on! I actually pinned a seam on the backing I wanted to follow, then when I sandwiched it, I followed that line on the front to make sure it was as straight as I could get it. My sandwiching board isn't as big as the quilt and the floor is not an option, so it took a little bit of time.
All in all, I'm please with how it turned out, won't make another pieced backing unless I have to but will do the flange binding again....even the corners turned (pun intended) out well. :-)
Love everything about this one!
This is the second zig zag quilt this week I've seen using a different method (not HST). This is by far the easier and no waste.
Make sure you tell him which side is the front-or make him guess, just for fun!!! He will love it also!
I applaud you for continuing to learn new techniques, stitches, and methods to your 'quilting sewing box'.
I have to comment - "what to do, what to do" ---- Get another machine!!!!!! We can never have to many! lol
Love it Sharon! I haven't tried a pieced backing yet, but I love the way they turn out!Rosa
Marsha, If I could find just the right machine for a cost that I could afford, I wouldn't hesitate to get another machine. I'm not looking for one, but if it drops in my lap, who am I to disagree?! lol
That's beautiful. It has a great graphic quality. Rail fence is my favorite go-to pattern when I need something in a hurry.
Oh geesh, but this is a nice quilt. I can see it in monochromatics, too. It so puts me in mind of my fav afghan knitting pattern. I spit several out like this, in much the same shades when I was a sweet, young thing. LOL. Good job and I'm with you on the pieced backings. They can be fun and surely are a good way to make a large piece of solids stretch to do the job and and a little interest to boot.
It looks great! Congrats on completing it!
Best to you,Sandra