Wednesday, June 15, 2011

WiP Wednesday: Can I get a Whoop! Whoop!?

Yeah, just ignore my punctuation there. It's scary! But I'm excited cause it's WiP time again and I finished the back for X Marks the Spot! Don't forget to go over to Lee's and check everyone out this week!
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
It's been a while since I posted about my X quilt because I just couldn't get motivated to do the back. I had one sort of large piece of green and a ton of small black, white, and black/white prints. I just couldn't make up my mind what to do with them. Well, I figured out that I was thinking about it; that was the problem. I plan the fronts but I have yet to plan a back. I usually just start sewing and see what happens. So that's what I did.
As a reminder, here is the front of the quilt.
And here is the back that I finished last night.

I am pleased with it and I plan on sandwiching it today. I'm not really sure how I'm going to quilt it yet. I only straight line stitch but I think this quilt lends itself to that.

New Projects:
I was taken with the display of red and white quilts exhibited at the American Fold Art Museum in March. This is a little more traditional rather than modern but I wanted to try to create something with my take on it. I decided to do a hexie project that I gave a sneak picture of here.

I picked up some Kona cardinal and bleach white for this project. I started with a yard of each because I still need to organize my fabrics. Things are getting a little out of hand. 

There's also a picture there of the hexies I've been making for an unnamed project. Well, I'm up to about 62 of those and I think I'm going to turn them into a girl's quilt for the 100 Quilts for Kids project. 

Completed projects:

Whew! Okay, time to get some kids to camp so I can start sandwiching!

25 comments:

noga quilts said...

Your quilt is beautiful and the back is amazing!
This is truly a reversible quilt, congratulations!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I really like the x quilt and the back is very interesting...great job done.....

LaDonna and Diana said...

Love the back...good job! You can't go wrong with red and white quilts!

LaDonna

Elizabeth D. said...

WOW! That back is spectacular!!! So is the front of your X quilt, it's really interesting. Great work!!!

Amy said...

the back is just as nice as the front! I love doing the unexpected for backings.

Linz said...

Yea!! The back looks amazing! Love it!!

Can't wait to see the little hexies!!

LynCC said...

Whoop! Whoop!! Wow, I love your quilt - front and back! That's going to be wonderful when finished.

Katie B. said...

I LOVE the back of that quilt! Awesome!

Jenniffier said...

Congrats! Your finish looks wonderful!

littlemissmk said...

love the x quilt and the back is equally impressive!!!

jerimi said...

Wow! That toaster is a trip. I love the intricacies and detail of your quilts. Fantastic! I am in awe, as usual. :P

Marci Girl said...

Wow, that quilt is fabulous, it has such great movement to it! Beautiful!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

wow, the back is great! Very cool!

Kirsten N said...

I love green and it looks so good with the black and white!

Kate said...

Congrats on the back! It looks great!

diane said...

This is a beautiful finish

Alli said...

Your quilt back is fantastic! I have to say: I actually like it better than the front... :} (but the front is pretty, too)

Andrea said...

very cute both sides of the quilt

Kelly said...

cool, you made two quilts in one!

Kate S. said...

I love the X pattern on the front - how cool!

Leanne said...

I love your quilt and I think that the back you have come up with is excellent! I guess sometimes it is good to just relax and see where you get to.

The Polka Dot Apron said...

I LOVE your quilt! What wonderful colors! I am still trying to get brave with quilt backs...we'll try it out this time around on my current WIP. There's definitely no lack of inspiration in the blogiverse!

Marg said...

Absolutely love both the front and back of your quilt.
Love hexies!

Lee said...

The X quilt is looking fabulous! And I love the back, it looks great. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Oh... your X quilt is very striking! I really like the black contrast and the backing is really neat too. Good stuff!