Monday, April 11, 2011

Under the Sea


This is the last thing I managed to sew before life went into free fall last November.

It's a Moda Bakeshop design using Moda's Odyssea fabric range. The quilt uses a charm pack so it's economical and I always like an excuse to make pinwheels.

Now I just need to find the right backing fabric.  Hmmm...dots, spots, stripes or a tonal print?

Are you like me in that regard? Fussy about your backing fabric. Looking in every shop or online till you find just the right thing.

Thank you to all my bloggy friends for their patience and kind regards during my absence. I have missed you all and hope to have more time to see what everyone is up to now that things have settled.

The best thing about blogging - and quilting - is that you can pick up where you left off.

Happy Stitching!

Ann


18 comments:

  1. I'm glad things have finally settled for you. Your quilt is bright and cheerful, and so crisp with all those lovely points. I particularly like those little prairie points on the inner border. I'm going to have to find an excuse to make one too :)

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  2. I'm so glad you are back! Love the quilt too.

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  3. Such a great quilt! Welcome back! I look forward to hearing more from you as time permits. The more quilts I make, the more fussy I get about the backs - I think even more than my fussiness over the fabrics for the front! Is this quilt for anyone in particular or just because?

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  4. The quilt is beautiful! Love the prairie points and the white makes the colors pop! Great job as always :)

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  5. Hi Ann! lovely little colourful quilt!

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  6. Ann, it is so good to hear from you, I'm happy to hear things have settled down a bit for you. Your little quilt is wonderful, I love the colors with the white. And the prarie points, I love a quilt with prarie points. That is something I have to do someday. I use to use muslin for backing on wall hangings because it usually isn't seen but for nice quilts I like to have just the right one. I keep experimenting with what to use in the backings. Sometimes it is what I have on hand, sometimes I piece it out of leftover fabric from the front and sometimes I go shopping. Do whatever makes you happy!

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  7. Hey Ann, glad you are back to blogging and quilting. Love your little quilt xx

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  8. Welcome back Ann !! Such a cute quilt. I must admit I'm not that fussy about the backing fabric. My only requirement is that it is a wide backing fabric for my larger quilts and won't shadow through to the front :0)

    Crispy

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  9. Hullo you! What a fun quilt, I do have a thing for prints with a solid white - it gives a lovely crispness to it. I think you could get away with one of those prints as the backing. ♥

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  10. Very pretty and I love those fabrics! Are they from one of those fabric lines? Not to fussy about backings, really, long as they are complimentary and wide enough. Welcome back!

    Liri

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  11. Welcome back, my Friend! Those prairie points are perfect around your perfect pinwheels! (I must try prairie points someday!) I agree with Fer about using one of the prints for the backing, or, depending on the use, I might even use the solid white, with a print binding. I'm sure whatever you choose will be perfect! ---"Love"

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  12. Hello;) Glad you are back and that life has settled a bit for you;)
    Love the quilt;) I love making backings as interesting as the front;)
    Happy Quilting!!

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  13. Hi Ann!! I'm glad to hear from you again. It's nice that things have settled down for you a bit. I've been super busy lately too and I haven't been able to sew as much lately. Hopefully, I will get something posted soon. Hugs Ariane

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  14. Love those fabric made a quilt using them as well. I think spots as spots are in at the moment lol. Well in the shops they are spots were every where ,
    Hugs Bec

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  15. Good to have you back Ann. You quilt looks great. I have a thing for pinwheel too. The boarder finishes it off. Very yummy.

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  16. Welcome back! Love your quilt. I hope everything is looking up for you.

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  17. Your pinwheels are just perfect, such a lovely range of colours too. Good luck finding the perfect backing! I am normally a bit lazy when it comes to backings, and anything goes! Except when the quilt is a special gift for someone, then I try to match the fabric range.

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  18. I love this little quilt. It's gorgeous!

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