Sunday, October 7, 2012

Mod Sampler Quilt Back

Hello!  Happy Thanksgiving!  What a glorious weekend here, just perfect for being outside enjoying the bright blue sky and blazing leaves.

Here's the finished back panel for my Mod Sampler quilt (pattern by Elizabeth Hartman here).  I used some additional blocks that weren't in the front.  The main reason was I didn't read the pattern carefully enough and I thought I would have to make new blocks for the back.  In fact, you just make 30, and use 6 for the back.  I planned the solid panels to go with two fabrics that didn't appear on the front because I was saving them for the back (having not read the instructions closely enough).  So I had to whip up a couple of extra blocks for the back to bring it all together.  That's ok, it's still the same collection of fabric and the back is moodier than the front anyway.  The instructions were quite clear - the fault lies entirely with me and my haste to get going on the project.  I'm sure that's never happened to anyone else before!

Now it's just a matter of basting the sandwich together then taking the plunge and quilting it!  Wish me luck!

By the way, that's a picture of the maple trees in our back yard (still green) and the ash in the neighbour's yard. I love the bright yellow that the ashes turn, and ours in the front yard has lost all its leaves.

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the internet!

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful! I love that you used blocks from the set on the back. And... instructions? they are there as a guideline and for when you can't figure out anything else that works. Otherwise, it's your quilt, and you can make it any way you want to!
    Re: basting the sandwich, I have just two words for you -- Basting Spray!