What We’re Making! Improv Quilt Back
I’m excited to share the finished quilt back for the quilt top started in Denyse Schmidt’s Improvisational Patchwork class at Quiltcon. In the original blog post about the quilt top, you may remember, I selected all the solids to coordinate specifically with the Lucky Penny collection. All those great colors were in my bag at Quiltcon. Our instructions were to only use the fabric pulled out of the scrap bags. For the back, I used my coordinated solids to create an improv block using various sized scraps put together in much the same way as the front. This block became my jump off point for the whole back.
I often hear from friends that piece their quilt backs that they had more fun creating the back of their quilt. Some will say they like the back better that the front. Why is that? Could it be that we allow ourselves the freedom to create with out a preconceived plan or idea of what the back should be? I would love to hear your thoughts. Do you like to piece the back or use one fabric for the back?