Friday, October 10, 2008

Why?

The quilt top is made...

The binding is ready...

...but I don't have ANYTHING to use as backing.

You'd think I'd have learned by now.

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19 comments:

  1. I do the exact same thing almost every time. I love having the binding done ahead of time, though. I hate making it right before attaching it for some reason. maybe I'm tricking myself by thinking that I'm ahead of the game or uber organized.

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  2. Exactly my dilemma so many times!

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  3. i'm so there too. the back is the last thing i think of...i'm always scrambling.

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  4. Wow - I never make the binding before I absolutely HAVE to... I'm impressed!

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  5. Lol! Always something in quilting, so often I have everything but batting or I run out of thread. Love what you've got so far can't wait to see it finished!

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  6. The suspense is killing me! I want to see the top! I love the binding.

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  7. I am with Michelle, let's see the top! I always consider the backing dead last. I am sure you will find something that is smashing!

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  8. Love what I see!
    No spare parts from the top and some light blue or green in the house?

    I love to make backings, to add some elements from the quilt-top, so I try...! to think about what I want to use on forehand.

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  9. I so totally understand! Usually for me its not having the batting. This is something I usually forget. I cant wait to see the quilt. What I see now it looks so pretty:)

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  10. Yes, familiar story. I hate buying backing because I still haven't figured out a formula to tell me how much to buy. Usually I buy too little and have to patch together something, so it's become sort of my trademark to have a "racing stripe" down the backs of my quilts.
    Can't wait to see your finished product. I love polka-dots.

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  11. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who does things like that. Love the polka dots!

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  12. Oh the backing! Raising my hand with everyone else... me too, me too. Though I've been on a kick to make up as much of the backing with the left overs (though kinda impossible if it's charms). Every time I go to a quilt show, I look at the backs. Finding a cool back is like finding a free prize inside. Er, outside.

    Shouting with the group here... show us more, show us more!

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  13. Well that just stinks when you HAVE to go fabric shopping ;-)

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  14. i love the binding! its so simple but yet fun cant wait to see the quilt finished :)

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  15. But at least you got the top and binding ready! A lot more than I have accomplished! Can't wait to see the finished quilt. I am sure it will be lovely. Blessings, Kathleen

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  16. Oh my! I'm laughing here since I was just moaning about the same problem! :-)

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  17. I just finished a quilt top made of Chez Moi fabrics, but mine is from the Charisma range.
    Such lovely patterns and colours. The black and white polka dot is a lovely unexpected choice to use.

    I often back my quilts with plain coloured homespun. it is so frustrationg to have to stop when you are on a roll.

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  18. oh darn!!!...does this mean you are gonna have to go to the fabric store.....bummer!?? =)

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