Thursday, January 9, 2014

City Sampler Pieced Back

Yesterday I made my pieced back for my Gridlock Tula Pink City Sampler, and I am in love!

I love it! I loved pieced backs (as you may know from my Oriental Dream quilt) but this one is just over the top wonderful, if I do say so myself. It has all of my favorite things!

Even though the sides are yards of racoons I couldn't help but add more!

I really wanted to incorporate the witch from Nightshade in somewhere and I had left over pinwheels from making another project. 

I put all of my favorite salt water prints here, doing a little bit of fussy cutting with the octopus. 

And I also wanted to include some trees!

I got to use more of the Parisville print that I love so much and even the swans from Hushabye. And I love that you can see the whole flower from the other Parisville print. 

I pieced my backing to 96 inches so there is plenty of room for it to be long armed. When I made the peiced back, someone in my guild asked if I was worried that because it's a pieced back the quilting from the front might fall in odd places and look odd, but I don't worry about that. In fact I think it would be cool to see a bunch of different things quilted into one fabric. 

So now my top is done! 

I finally got a picture of all of it!

And my back is done, and my rainbow binding is all together! All I have to do now is wait for the contest to be over so I can figure out quilting!

On a side note, my polka-dot challenge quilt left for Linus today so Im sure it will be in good hands soon!


  1. Very very cool!! Nice job on the pieced back!

  2. Wow, fabulous! Love everything about it!

    1. Thank you so much! I love it and it was so much fun!