One question we as a Board want to ask ourselves when we're thinking of what to present is, "How does this relate to modern quilting?"
Within the modern quilt movement we've seen growing emphasis and attention directed at making the backs of our quilts more of a design element. This can be challenging especially if you're running behind schedule and need to finish quickly, or don't have a lot of time to dedicate to sewing, or even if by the time you've finished a beautifully pieced top are just done with that particular project.
Kim, our Programs Director, put together this great presentation of quilt backs and we hope it inspires you to try something new on your next quilt!
Traditionally, quilt backs were whole cloths or longer pieces of standard width fabric pieced together, making the quilting the main focus, such as this quilt here:
If you're intimidated by moving away from using one fabric as your backing, start small. Use one fabric as your main backing and add one other fabric to it. Slice the main fabric to make it longer or wider as needed. Two great examples are these backs here:
Picture Courtesy of Lisa Piinette from Flickr
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