Today I am sharing some of my quilt backs with you. Katie over at Swim, Bike, Quilt is hosting a linky party, "The Other Side of the Quilt" for sharing quilt backs and it is open Oct. 15th - 31st. I looked back through my previous quilts and here are five of my favorites...
Rose Quilt - I love the back of this quilt. I love how the colors are soft and the pattern is scrappy. It is a good quilt for snuggling! Many of the fabrics are used on the front with the dark green thrown in as extra.
I Spy Quilt - I am crazy about the back of this quilt. I made it for my children and wanted it to be as colorful and fun as possible. I participated in two I Spy charm swaps to get enough fabric for the front. I used all of the smaller prints on the front in a half square triangle pattern and kept the larger prints for the back of the quilt.
Rainbow Steps and Stairs - I love this large chevron print and used it for the binding and a large stripe on the back. I thought it would be too much to use for the whole back. I like how the large white sections soften a large busy print. I am crazy about the color and the size of the chevron.
For the Birds... - This is another quilt where I thought the print would be too much for the entire back, but is softened by large sections of white. This is also another bright green that I am drawn to. I love this print and it works well with the colors on the front of the quilt.
Complete Reunion - The front of this quilt is made from a jelly roll and a layer cake. I cut 5" squares from the extra pieces I had left over from the layer cake and made a column on the back. I love using a solid grey on the back of a quilt, but I think it would be too dark for the whole back. So again I like to soften it with a section of white. I guess that is a little of the traditional quilter in me showing through.
I hope you have enjoyed looking through these. It is nice to go back and look through my previous projects and reminisce. The back of the quilt is a great place to add a lot of character that is often ignored. I am glad Katie created this linky party and I can't wait to see what others have to share. You can check it out on her blog - Swim, Bike, Quilt.