Thursday, February 10, 2011

Background, Victoria style

I needed a black background for a little quilt and being smack down in the middle of a scrappy love fest I wanted to piece one. I had a few black scraps in the box in which I never seem to make a dent even with the Intuition Quilt in progress.
Instead of just piecing the scraps together I thought of Victoria’s post and cut the scraps this way and that so I had lots of angles to play with. I laid the pieces out so that the different fabrics were sort of evenly distributed and started piecing them together, straightening up edges as needed.
I’ve got to admit I lost track at some point and had no idea where I came from or where I was headed, but I got all the pieces together and it’s big enough. It sure took a lot more time than anticipated, but was a fun exercise and the background will be much more interesting than just a few rectangles or strips pieced together.

Thank you for the inspiration, Victoria!

7 comments:

Chris said...

Love it so much!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

It looks fabulous doesn't it! woohoo! good job! that's the way to do it! the more you do the faster they go...

QuiltSwissy said...

I thought the post was going to be in Black and white when I saw the first picture!

Your new fabric really makes a great statement, it says Fun.

glen

CharlotteP said...

Love the 'constellations'!

Miki Willa said...

This is so much fun! What a fun way to create a backing for a quilt. I was wondering how to back an intuition quilt and didn't just want a plain piece of fabric. Very cool.

Cindy said...

How fun!! What a great idea!

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

Fantastic. I love that new fabric that you have created.