Quilt Backs 12

First, I just want to say thank you for everyone who commented on my previous post about the Comparison Critic and Impostor Syndrome. I’ve found myself in a number of really interesting conversations with some of you, and I appreciate all of your honesty.

I sent this link to some of you, but for anyone else who is dealing with this, there is a graphic novel coming out called Brick by Brick focusing on how to be a creator, and the book discusses some of these things. You can get a sample of what’s in it on the author’s webpage at http://www.doodlealley.com.

But I promised you a more light-hearted post today, so enough of that, and back to sewing!


I recently finished the back of my dad’s urban lattice quilt, which managed to use up most of my scraps from the front, which I am always pleased by. The two blue solids are Kona Storm (darker/top blue) and Kona Prussian (medium/bottom blue). They’re two of the new Konas and I really love them. They have a bit more of a green undertone than Nightfall and Indigo (which both lean a bit more red) and I think they work quite well with this quilt.


I also ordered my fabric for my bento box quilt back. I’m not doing anything fancy with this one, just using this fabric with a swath of some aqua that goes well. I’m hoping the navy stripe doesn’t make it too dark, but this print in the sunglow colorway doesn’t seem to exist anymore. The fabric still hasn’t arrived (*impatient dance*) but as soon as I have it, I’m whipping up a back and sending these both off to a long-armer. I’ve never tried a long-arm service before, but I am very excited to not have to struggle with these on my smallish machine!


Which just leaves the Dragon Quilt of Doomity-Doom to finish before Christmas. That’s going to be my focus this weekend. I will not let this quilt psych me out anymore!

turquoise full context

On Monday I am going to be doing a color post dealing with the context of color, and how to use it to your advantage in design. If it turns out to be something you like, let me know and I will make it a more regular feature here on the blog!

As an aside, does anyone else watch The Voice? There was a performance earlier this week by A Great Big World with Christina Aguilera performing “Say Something”. The link goes to the youtube video of their performance. I’ve had this song on repeat pretty much all day. It’s a sad song, but so beautiful! I should probably go apologize to my neighbors.

I hope you all have a great weekend!


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12 thoughts on “Quilt Backs

  • Jenny

    Not to throw a wrench into plans made on fabric already bought, but my LQS has a fair bit of Modern Meadow left. If you want, I can check for the other colorway tomorrow. They don’t ship, but I wouldn’t mind. If so, LMK how much you need.

    Count me in for any kind of color workshop. I’m a complete imposter when it comes to selecting fabrics. 😉 I have no intuition; I have to study other people’s choices like it’s pure science and I can somehow discover the discrete rules that govern all fabric selection decisions.

    • anne Post author

      That is super sweet of you to offer! If they had it that would be amazing! But no pressure. Especially because I need a ton, around 3.5 yards. Thank you so much for checking! <3

  • Erin

    You know I love when you teach stuff 🙂
    The lattice back looks perfect. I really like the two tone effect. It’s not something that would have occurred to me, but now that I’ve seen it, I think I’m going to steal it. Good luck on the quilt of doomity doom! (My auto correct did not like that, just for the record).
    E xx

    • anne Post author

      Thanks, Erin! I should have you color tutorial test for me, and make sure what I’m saying makes any sense whatsoever. o.O

      You are so welcome to steal the two-tone idea! I probably originally stole it from someone else, anyway. 🙂 I like that it still uses solids (yay, cost-effective!) but adds just a bit of interest. And you know I get scrappy whenever I can. 😉

      Hahahaha at your autocorrect. That’s okay, it probably doesn’t like curse words, either. At least, mine doesn’t.

    • anne Post author

      I can give you the “pattern” if you want. It’s super simple! 🙂 7″ squares, cut down to 6.25″ HSTs. 1.5″ Kona cream strips (1″ finished), and 1 yard of Storm cut lengthwise (22″ (half of WOF) x 1 yard strips) and sewn together to be 2 yards x 22″ for the top. Bottom is 2 yards cut in 1 yard lengths x WOF, sewn together along WOF to get 2 yards x 44″ (WOF). This probably would make more sense with pictures. o.O

    • anne Post author

      I hope it ends up being useful! I think I could probably blather on about color and color theory and color psychology (although the latter seems to be hard to find citations for) forever. 😀

    • anne Post author

      I remembered after I posted that I needed to finish some bee blocks, but I am REALLY hopeful that I am going to get some dragon quilt time in this weekend! I really need to start so I can have some time to try out a few different ideas to see which will work best!

      I hope your weekend is full of creativity as well!

    • anne Post author

      Oh, I’ll take a look at the link and link party! I bet there’s a lot I can learn in there. 😀 Thanks for the reference!
      The post is written and scheduled for first thing Monday morning. Hopefully it will be helpful!