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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

April Bee Beautiful



Here are my April blocks for Audrie for Bee Beautiful. I had fun making them. I just wish they had turned out a little better. It was the first time I had ever used a template. I still have yet to decide what I am going to do for my month. Every week I change my mind to something different.

I need some help with my Halloween quilt. I want to do a completely scrappy backing. I have a lot of Halloween fabric left over and I would love to use it up. Some are scraps, and I have a few fat quarters, and I think a bit of yardage. If anyone has done this before, knows of any tutorials, or knows of pictures I could look at it would really be appreciated.

10 comments:

Lee said...

those blocks are beautiful. I don't think there is any rules to a scrappy back. Just put fabrics together to fill the back area. Since you can never have the quilting in certain areas on a back, bigger pieces would probably be best. just my thoughts

Barb said...

Very pretty

Andrea said...

Great blocks - they look so pretty! As for piecing a back, I just kind of wing it. I pull out all the fabrics that I have/want to use and then create a geometric design with it. You can go really complex, or simple. Think of it as one gigantic block. Try going to flickr.com and doing a search on 'pieced backing quilt' and there are a ton of photos to give you ideas!
It's all an experiment - enjoy the process!

Connie said...

Love the quilt blocks You can't beat a scrappy quilt. Have a great day!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Pretty blocks, I agree with the others, there are no rules to a back. You know I love your spider web blocks, you could make those and your quilt would be reversible!!

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Mary said...

Now that's an interesting way to run the strings - I like it. I plan on making a string spiderweb quilt one of these days but will run my strips horizontally.

Sophie said...

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angela said...

the blocks look awesome! for your quilt back, i would just start sewing with a few solids tossed in.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh my gosh, how could those possibly be better! Don't be hard on yourself sister.