Thursday, August 1, 2013

Quilt Top & Back Complete!!

I am super, uber excited!! I finally completed the top (which has actually been done for a little while now) and backing for the quilt I'm making myself! Here is the completed top:

And here is the completed back:

Again I got this pattern from Fresh Lemons Modern Quilts, it is a free pattern on her website called Kaleidoscopic Kites. I modified the pattern just a bit by adding a couple borders, just to make the quilt larger. I also changed a few things with her color scheme; I used black as my background color, so instead of using brown as one of the colors, I used purple. I didn't really want to mix black and brown in my quilt. I love love love! the fabric/pattern I used as the backing. I think it's just fantastic.

I'm now in the market to find a quilt shop that offers longarm quilting services for a reasonable price. I'm wanting to have an allover meandering quilt pattern, so hoping to find someone that can do it for a decent price. I also need to decide what color thread I want the quilting done in, and at the moment, I'm stumped. It was suggested to see if the quilter would do different colors for the top and backing. But even still, if I use black on the top, it's going to really pop out on the light colored squares. And then white/off white on the back is going to really pop in the stripe down the middle; so I just don't know! Suggestions would be appreciated :). Happy Quilting :)


  1. Your enthusiasm for quilting is uplifting even for a person that has no background in the hobby. It's neat that you take patterns and make them your own. Creative you are, thank you for sharing all you do! : )

    1. Thanks Joshua! Quilting is an expensive, but really fun hobby to have :)