Thursday, June 6, 2013

Orange and Gray Baby Version

 

Here is the first orange and gray baby quilt. The lap size version of this is waiting patiently to be basted.  Maybe by the end of June it will be finished. I like the look of scrappy backs, but basting them is tricky.  They seem to stretch more, because of the weird cuts of fabric.  I like solids backs for that reason.



Here is a picture of the front. This quilt is echo quilted in one direction, but not the other. 


 A picture of the back.  What do you like to do more, pieced or solid backs?  This baby quilt is on our Etsy store.




14 comments:

beaquilter said...

how are you basting? I remember I used to use the curved safety pins and often used the blue painters tape first to tape down the backing onto a solid floor.....
you know you NEED a long arm soon :-)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

small quilts up to lap size - I like to piece the backs - BUT larger quilts it is so much easier to go with the extra-wide all one piece.

tubakk said...

Love your quilt, as I told you before, and also the back side. Beautiful! I send my big quilts to a friend with a long arm machine. I just quilt smaller quilts at home.

Kelly Young said...

I really love this color scheme, and I especially love the backing!

-Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Karen said...

I love this colour combo, cute quilt! I've only worked with whole backing pieces so I can't comment really :o)

Carol D. said...

Definitely love the pieced backs. So much more interesting. This quilt is so cute and love the color combo.

Carol D. said...

Who won the May birthdaty giveaways? Just wondering.

Pieces of Cotton said...

I love the colors, especially with all the shading that going scrappy allows.

Allison said...

so pretty! some little baby with be very lucky to snuggle up with this quilt :) thanks for sharing your observations about pieced quilt backs. I usually try to make my backs with as few seams as possible, but I do admire the pieced backings I see around blogland.

Esther F. said...

What a wonderful quilt! Great job!!!
Love the colours!
Esther
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Jeanice Shelley said...

This is a beautiful quilt! Love the colors you choose.

Daphne Lewis said...

Great quilt!! I really like the orange and gray used together, and the back is great!

knitnkwilt said...

Visiting from the Other Side of the Quilt Linky, but I see many of my friends have already found you. This is an adorable baby quilt, and I love the back you designed.

knitnkwilt said...

Well there is no way to delete a comment that I can see. I had a giggle when I saw your name as the screen was minimizing...misread name as I linked on. :-) I know I know you.

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