Saturday, August 29, 2015

My Back Story

It has been a long dry week around here.  Dry with not a whole lot of sewing going on. I had a cold thanks to The Finn,  I was trying to use up scraps to make the backing for my table runner, and I was on a reading jag.

I had scraps which I wanted to use up the tiny bits and try to save the larger pieces.  I had 2 1/2 inch strips, squares, 2 1/2 inch squares, and I was just not sure how I would put it together to get big enough for the back of my table runner.
I started sewing the 2 1/2 inch strips kind of like a jelly roll race quilt.

 When I ran out of the 2 1/2 inch strips I started taking the little trimmings and sewing them together.  HST became flying geese.  I ended up with a backing which is kind of wild looking, but used up all of the little pieces.
I still have some large pieces left too.  These are all about layer cake size.  I don't think anything is as large as a fat quarter.
I even managed to get my binding all cut out and put to the side.
Now to get the quilting done.  I found a pattern on Pinterest, and I have been practicing.  Now to execute.  Oh and by the way, the batting I used was all pieced together.  It is all pin basted and ready to go.  DH took a look at it and told me that he prefers my back to the front of the quilt.  : P


  1. That certainly is a wild backing. What a great way of using up scraps.

  2. I like what you used for binding!

  3. wow you are the piecing queen this week for sure!! I, by the way, just LOVE that backing--(being the scrappy gal I am). great idea!! It looks like a puzzle--so cool!!
    Meanwhile, we are officially in a drought here--when we mow the lawn it is like the dust bowl out there!! Doing my rain dance (not a good visual!! ;-000) hugs, Julierose

  4. That's the sign of a good back, just as good or better than the front :) Good for you on getting some reading done too, I just got the new Farmer's Wife 30's and am enjoying the letters :) We are experiencing colds here too...too early for such nonsense!!

  5. Good old hubby! - but isn't that the way - the scrappy look can be so fun! I think it looks great!

  6. I love the backing you made for your table runner! So fun!

  7. I'm not that ambitious to use my scraps that way, but you made it work and it looks good.

  8. love your backing. fun fun and it will be reversible too
    hey you paid just as much per yard for that back as you did the front! great job!

  9. A double sided table runner. Funny, my son and his new bride like the back of their wedding quilt better than the front (me too). Have fun stitching!


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