Saturday, 15 September 2012

Katie Jump Back

The back of my Katie Jump Kites quilt is finished!

I switched around a couple of the bricks and added 2 new rows with some other Denyse Schmidt prints. There not many yellow prints in her collections but there are plenty of greens, blues and oranges.
I am very happy with this quilt back. I have been following the FREE Craftsy 'Creative Quilt Backs' with Elizabeth Hartman (who is not only talented but good looking too!). 
I highly recommend this course to give you some very helpful hints about calculations, sewing practice and piecing a quilt back. Elizabeth makes very modern and unique quilt backs that tie in with her clever tops - so there is plenty of quilt candy for the eye.

There is a lot of maths involved with calculating a pieced quilt back and unfortunately I cut about 1.5" too short on the left hand side of my quilt back's light grey top section. Golden rule : round up not down. Be more generous than miserly. I may end up adding a strip but the quilt back is a good 4" bigger on EACH SIDE than my quilt top.

Now my problem will be to baste this quilt with only a week to go before the 2 week school holidays begin. It is going to be the largest quilt I have attempted on my Janome DC2101. Thankfully I am going to do some kind of straight line quilting.

So here is the top and the back.

Top - width 65" x height 74"
Back - width 74 x height 84"
(in the photo above, some of the light grey is folded over the clothes line as it is quite tall)

Belatedly linking up to...
and Link a Finish Friday #32 (LAFF) with Richard and Tanya Quilts


  1. I've signed up for that Craftsy course but haven't had a chance to do it yet. I'll get there eventually! Your quilt and back look great, can't wait to see it finished.

  2. You did a great job making the front and back similar but still very different. They look great!

  3. Love! I especially love how the back is different but compliments the front so beautifully. Way to go, Fiona!

  4. Such a great job! It's like having two quilts in one =D

  5. This is so lovely Fiona - it is going to look fabulous when it is done!

  6. I really love spicing up the backings too! Love your quilt!

  7. Oh, Fiona, that's marvelous! Great name, too :)


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