I have finished the back of the XOXO quilt! Okay that probably doesn't sound like a big deal but it's a pieced back. Still not impressed? How about a paper pieced sampler strip pieced back? Yes that does sound a touch more impressive. I think the back actually has more hours of work in it than the top... Go figure.
Right - picture time.
So that's the backing I've made for this quilt:
See why I needed something a bit special for the back? The top is so gorgeous and pretty, I really wanted something lovely on the back. Plus I had a gazillion scraps that I couldn't let go to waste. The entire paper pieced section is made from scraps from the top. I had the perfect amount. I have one triangle scrap left in white, and a few in some of the prints, but not too many. Rather pleased with that use of scraps!
Can I admit though after wrangling the back through the sewing machine (and that was just for a few seams!), I am now quietly freaking out about I am going to quilt this monster. It's Queen Size but it might as well be moon size for my experience level. Oh and my mum (who this quilt is for) wants the quilting to show on the back. So the plan is to use white thread.
White. Thread. Teal. Background. What am I thinking?!
So right about now, I would welcome any and all suggestions on how to quilt this! I am leaning towards something loopy (that's the technical term I'm certain) or maybe just some free motion meandering. I really don't know.
Oh and because I don't think you can really see the paper pieced block in that top picture, here's a review of the blocks. I've talked about them enough so if you are after details, please pop back to this post and this one.
While you're popping back to previous posts, why don't you go here and sign up for the 50 Follower giveaway! There's pretty fabric on offer! Don't forget to check out Finding Fifth for another giveaway too!
Linking up with TGIFF over at Quilt Matters :)
Crazy Mom Quilts
Whew! I think that's enough links and photos for the time being! Now to go back to contemplating how I'm going to quilt the XOXO quilt. Suggestions most welcome.