Wednesday, 3 October 2012

WIP Wednesday- Tilda Quilt Progress

The Tilda Quilt has been sitting about unloved since the beginning of July, so I decided that it was finally time to pick it off the Work in Progress pile and do some more work on it.

The initial delay with the quilt was finding a suitable backing fabric, but when I found the perfect fabric at bargain price I was chuffed to bits.

Next I realised that I didn't have quite enough of the backing fabric. I knew that I was going to have to piece the back but then I was hit by a bout of stage fright. I wasn't sure how to do it and get everything to line up properly. I worried that I was going to ruin the pretty top with a shoddy back.

Luckily Elizabeth Hartman's free class on piecing Creative quilt backs available on Craftsy came to the rescue- It was meant to be!

I watched the course, learnt how to piece a quilt back properly and then promptly ignored all the quilting maths that I had just learnt (that's what you're supposed to do right?!?- no?!?- Ah well maybe that's just me!).

I decided to add a simple strip of squares using whatever scraps I had left over from the quilt top. I then spaced these randomly with white and placed white borders on either side.

I think it turned out quite well!

Now I've just got to baste, quilt and bind (Not sure what I'm going to use as binding though so I'm a bit scared that this will go back on the WIP pile while I agonise about that!) That said I REALLY do want to get this finished so I might just choose something and go for it!

I've also been playing with my hexies a wee bit more, trying to decide what to do with them. I've got a few ideas so far:
What do you think? Which is your favourite layout?
I think  I might add some navy blue for a bit more contrast and see how it turns out.
I must admit I'm really enjoying this somewhat organic project!

10 comments :

  1. I love your Tilda quilt! The back is just perfect!!

    I signed up for that Craftsy class but haven't watched it yet - I really should - it might encourage me to get a quilt finished!

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  2. Awesome quilt and a great looking back! And hexes are awesome - glad you are loving them and I love all your arrangements but the 3rd one is my fav xx

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  3. Ohhh I love your quilt back and really love the third hexie layout.... super cute!!!

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  4. Lovely what you did to 'save' the backing! Thanks for linking up to w.i.p. Wednesday, where I'm having the pleasure of guest-hosting!

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  5. Love the Tilda quilt! I am longing to start some hexies too, I like the third layout the best :)

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  6. Love those hexies and I have just had a scroll down your blog to see how the sampler quilt is coming along - it's looking gooood!!

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  7. I think you did great, thats a fab quilt back!

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  8. That's going to look stunning ") and I love the look of the hexies.... can't decide on the first or second layout...

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  9. Personally I'm all for the first layout, love where you're going with it xx

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