Friday, January 17, 2014

Taking it easy.........

Thanks everyone for the good wishes yesterday.  I was exhausted (the trip to Chicago always does that to me) and didn't do much all day except finish a book, continue knitting a dishcloth and start cleaning off tables in my basement.  I also trimmed the quilt that I just quilted.
While I was cleaning up in the basement I found 2 large pieces of plaid fabric which has me second guessing whether I will piece the back out of leftover plaids.  The top one, black and white, is about the same weight as the fabrics in the quilt top.  The darker plaid on the bottom is a little heavier.  I have enough of the dark plaid for the whole back.  I have enough of the black and white plaid for one complete length and enough left over to use with some piecing for the rest of the back.  I will have some time to think about it because the art quilters are coming Monday which means I am switching over to basement cleaning and straightening up for a couple days.

16 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Doctor's appointments are stressful, but your results are great. The darker one piece might make the quilt more stable with all the seams. I look at what the use of the quilt will be as to how many sections I use on the back. Just my thought. Chris

Beth said...

If you use the smaller piece, you can use the pieced bits to add in... It would make it a 2-sided quilt!

Susan Tidwell said...

I believe your definition of taking it easy and mine are different! You get more done in one day than anyone I know. Love the plaids, have been seeing them a lot lately on blogs etc., are they vintage or new? Hope you feel better.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Hopefully, you are all recovered today and ready to roll. Maybe you will find some other surprises while cleaning today. I wish I was one of the art quilters coming to work!

Gene Black said...

I like the look of the bottom one best. But I am sure you will make a wise decision.

Teresa Rawson said...

Wow - I duck out for the holidays, and your production explodes! So many lovely projects. I'm so glad your eye is improving a bit and congrats on the great-grandchild! Your zigzag log cabin and trip around the world particularly caught my eye...so nice!

Teresa :o)

suemac said...

I like pieced backs but they are a lot more work.

patty a. said...

And I thought it was just me, that is, traveling is exhausting! Sounds like you got a good nights sleep and are ready for the next thing on the list. I think either way will work for the back, but like someone else said pieced back are a lot more work.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

totally understand, doctor visits plus a long drive can wipe you out!

Gypsy Quilter said...

For some reason, I really like the first one. Isn't it nice to have choices.

capitolaquilter said...

I'm reminded of my plaid stash that has been totally forgotten. Maybe if I had a group meet at my house I'd clean up now and then!

Muddling Through said...

Don't you just love it when you find forgotten treasures in your stash? Plus, I really don't like doing a lot of piecing on the backing. Or maybe I'm just lazy....

JJM said...

Sure can sympathize and understand with you about the trip into Chicago.

Either one of those plaids will work, and I always enjoy seeing the choices you are contemplating over. It is always fun to see which one you decided on.

JJM

Kevin the Quilter said...

Either or would make a very handsome backing. I do have to admit I love a pieced back though?

Brown Family said...

That is a tough choice. They are both pretty!

Anonymous said...

I like the black and white plaid better and I would think a pieced back would be more interesting AND make it two-sided. I love all your colors and inventiveness. I have been following you for a year or two I think. Keep up the good work!