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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A Reversible Quilt and NTT

Happy NTT, y'all!  If you're a regular reader, it's no secret that I love to piece my quilt backings with leftovers from the front. What happens though, when the fabric hoard is so out of control that there are is more fabric left over than I actually used in the quilt top?  Make the quilt completely reversible, of course!

Most of the time, when I piece a quilt backing, I don't worry too much about print and color placement, but for a truly reversible quilt, I took my time to make sure that everything was balanced nicely.  I had to work with the sizes I had leftover, which dictated the design, but I love the fact that the three narrow strips will be centered on the bed.

If you assumed that this backing (which measures 116" square) used up the remainder of the AMH, you were mistaken.  Shockingly, I still have enough fabric left for a scrappy binding for this one, plus a nice sized throw quilt for my sofa, and probably even enough for the backing of that quilt to have some scrappy interest.  The lesson here- 35 yards of fabric is a ton!

As big as this backing is, it isn't the biggest thing I've been working on this week!

My publisher sent my book pages for review, and when I opened them, I'm pretty sure my squeals of delight could be heard for miles around.  It is surreal to see my creative work take shape in book form, and I can't wait until I can start revealing little snippets about the concept, title, and of course, the quilts.

I hope your week has been as fun as mine!  Before we party, let's take a look at some of my favorite projects from last week.  Sew Preeti Quilts linked up her Esmeralda quilt tutorial.  Just gorgeous!

Check out these fun, scrappy pineapples by Angel on flickr.

Something Rosemade linked up this beautiful quilt top, and I'm Smitten with it too!

Jess at Quilty Habit is a free-motion maven with this whole cloth clamshell quilt.  Look at all of the amazing details!

and finally, I love this pretty, curvy quilt called Teal Fizz by Lori at Crossquilt!  I had the pleasure of seeing this finished top in person at my guild meeting last Sunday and it is fantastic!

Okay, my friends!  It's time to show what you've been working on this week.  Let's link up!

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  1. Congrats on the book - What a wonderful feeling that must be indeed! You deserve it :)

  2. I also like to piece my backs, your reversible quilt is amazing, well done on using all those scraps!

  3. I think I did hear your squeal! Congrats, that had to be a great moment opening up your book!

  4. I just finished this piece for my Teal Mini Swap Partner

  5. Kelly, Congrats on your upcoming book. Is this your first? What company are you with? I just published 2 books with C&T. It is a great feeling to see yourself in print :)

  6. Congrats! Looking at the actual book pages is so exciting! Thank you for hosting NTT!

  7. Love that you made this quilt reversible. I've been contemplating that idea to save on storage space in our small home. Did you find it challenging to get the backing straight enough to satisfy you?

    Looking forward to learning more about your book.

  8. Yeah for endless stash that produces more lovely things!!

  9. What an amazing feeling to have a book in the works! I love your scrappy quilt back! It's extra nice when a quilt has a design on the back I think - worth the effort! A great round up of projects from the links last week as usual. Thanks for hosting.

  10. I would love to have a quilt that looks like that back! Love those prints!

  11. I'm envious of your AMH stash. That top/back is amazing! I'd love to try to make a reversible quilt some day.


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