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!