Wednesday, November 18, 2009

UFO backings

One of the things that slows down my completion of UFOs is -- finding or making the back! I am so relieved when the top is finished that I DON'T want to spend any more time with it. Hmm, this means it is really not completed.

Today I was sewing a back a la Bonnie Hunter, out of 10.5" squares. But as you can see, I was lazier than Bonnie is. I cut whole strips that are 10.5". And I don't therefore have to match all the corners that Bonnie has to match.

I was happy to find that sometime previously I had sewn quite a few of these pieces into long strips. I only had to add a few more blocks to make them up to the right length. They are now the right length and I am in the process of sewing the long strips together.

I hope to have two quilts, with their necessary backs, to give to my LA quilter tomorrow at our bee meeting.



Dentist smoothed off my ragged front tooth in just 30 minutes
Chili and corn for supper
Made some progress on learning music at tonight's bass sectional

1 comment:

Sharon said...

That's one of my least favorite things to do too. It always feels like more of a chore than making the quilt top. I LIKE your idea of 10" strips, instead of the squares!! I tried the squares, and it got so tiresome cutting all those squares. . . .this is a much better idea! Since I have a few quilts that need backs made. . . thanks for the idea!