Thursday 6 March 2014

Low Flutter to Quilt

My low volume flimsy I blogged about on Feb 5 is now together, with its pale sky-blue border. I'm quite happy with how it's come together.

I also have the backing pieced. I used the fabric that I had fussy cut the butterfly squares for the larger pieces in the top. It worked out off centre, though that was not quite the plan. Somehow when I carefully measured and then halved the pale orange fabric, then cut, it didn't end up where I expected! I realised I cut the whole of the backing in half, rather than half of just the orange. No matter I'm sure the recipient won't mind.
The challenge now is to sandwich and then quilt. How to quilt, isn't that often the dilemma? I don't have a long arm, so my free-motion quilting is very free. I'm thinking to try something swirly, so I'll try and take it slowly starting from the centre and take frequent pauses. 
Then my next challenge is my rainbow connection quilt top. There's always something else to be going on with isn't there?

Until next time, 

I'm linking up with Work in Progress Wednesday at Freshly Pieces and Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation. 


  1. Stopped by your blog from your link on Freshly Pieced. I so know what you mean about backing not always ending up centred... or quite how you planned. Being off centre is modern you know LOL. I had a bit of a disaster on my backing when I went to pin my last quilt... you can read about it at my blog ( I forgot to count my border when calculating backing width... had to take it home and add some more. The time before when I was pinning the quilt the backing migrated a bit AND the wadding and it had to be totally repinned. Novice mistakes... and I've been quilting for over 10 years. Oops

  2. beautiful! I don't have a longarm either. It is a little trickier to do FMQ on a regular machine, but it's doable! oh, and I actually always offset the back a little bit. I think it makes it more fresh and modern!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  3. I love the way you backed your quilt. I am planning to do something similar to this on the back of my lavender quilt I’m working on now. I really like it :-)

  4. I like that idea on the 16 patch blocks.
    I have a popcorn tin of 2 1/4 inch squares. I've barely made a dent in the tin of them...must be 5000 squares in that thing at least!