Wednesday, 15 August 2012

backing the Cinnamon and Ginger

I have finally finished the backing for the Cinnamon and Ginger quilt and the whole thing is now away for quilting. The backing was too narrow for the 90 inch square quilt so I made it wider , as you can see.
This  is the backing fabric, Kaffe Fassett's Suzani Embroidery. I LOVE it!
I made eight of these log cabin blocks plus two made with just strips, sewn vertically . There is one for each end of the backing so that when it finally gets trimmed off, only the top or bottom of a stripe will be lost, not part of a block! Clever old bag of chips, aren't I ;-)
This is a bit hard to see . The piece is big , the room is small and the light was poor. You get the idea anyway. 
Today, I am in a MESS! I am finishing yet another UFO but it has been a year since I touched it. It is all cut out and nicely labelled , BUT my perceptions were a tad wonky yesterday and I have made almost one whole pieced strip- INCORRECTLY! Remember me in your prayers, please as I rip seams and redo :-( I am linking to needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com where you can see all sorts of lovely things, and where I hope I will get LOTS os sympathy! That current quilt , by the way, is a Fassett quilt too called Haze Kilim. Gorgeous. Maybe you will see it next week!

8 comments:

  1. aw! Syrupy sympathy is dully being sent and dripped upon you! Great insert for that backing!

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  2. A prayer to the quilting gods will be said:) I love those colours. That is one mega quilt when you see it on the floor like that.

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  3. I feel your pain-I spent some quality time with my stitch ripper this week too! Loving the log cabin blocks though, and a big congrats to finishing such a huge quilt- double has been the largest size for me!

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  4. Ha ! Kaffe Fassett ! What a design !
    (LOVED all your tutorials about the turned applique ! Thanks !!!)

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  5. As soon as I saw the Fassett fabric, I thought of the bell bottoms and matching top I made in the 60s. Same colours but florals and with white added. Sometimes mistakes correct themselves the next day...

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  6. Wow, I love the backing! Gives me inspiration and ideas.

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  7. Wow - I know the experience with too small rooms for some quilts - keep going - it will be fine.

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  8. I would gladly help you undo stitching!! Is there anyone nearby who you could invite? It's always quicker to chat and rip.

    That will be a very happy quilt with all that yellow.

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