A-B-C Challenge Back

A-B-C Challenge back
A-B-C Challenge back

Sunday, I worked on the A-B-C Challenge back. I finished the top on Saturday and got busy with the back on Sunday. It took forever. Well, it seemed like it took forever.

I think I was just tired. I took last week, mostly, off, but with one thing and another, I did a lot.

Another thought is that I have really high expectations of what I can accomplish in a given number of hours. I don’t usually count requests for my chauffeur service, laundry duties, lunch, etc.

For once, I was very careful about pressing the seams open, though Colleen never says anything about that. I am proud of myself.

I am also pleased that I could use another giant piece of Martha Negley fabric. I love her prints, just like I love Philip Jacobs prints. Putting the large flower on the back of the Flowering Snowball was such a great experience that I wanted to repeat it. This particular print has some odd colors, but they go well with the Empire gold that Pat Bravo loves and includes with her collections. Also the green goes well with that border fabric.

I am trying to use larger pieces and make simpler backs. They take less time. Can you tell how simple this back is compared to the Stepping Stones back? I wonder what I was thinking!

Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

2 thoughts on “A-B-C Challenge Back”

  1. I find the use of pieced backs an interesting concept and this year used it on a couple of quilts that I am pleased with. Simple is better for me for two reasons , less work and greater impact. Piecing a back is not nearly as fun as the front.
    I am with you things take up more time than I realize or want them to.

    1. The main reason I used pieced backs is because I have the fabric and want to use my fabric. Secondarily, I want to piece the label into the back, so if someone steals a quilt (had one stolen once), they will have to rip the quilt apart to get the label out and I think there is less of a chance of that happening. I have been using larger and larger pieces to make the backs go faster, but I still like a pieced back and plan to continue to make them .

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