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grey and white herringbone quilt.

Yep, another one bites the dust.

This time, with a slightly softer yellow binding.

And a lively backing fabric called Silent Cinema by Jenean Morrison for FreeSpirit fabrics. Centering this puppy on the back proved to be a bit of a chore, surprisingly so. I ended up choosing my 'center' and ironing the fabric into quadrants taking care to split each of the tiny little flowers that that run the warp and weft into halves. Then I carefully pinned it to registration marks I made on my batting that corresponded with the center marks on all four sides of the quilt. Phew! Avoidance of this task might be why I use non-directional prints and solids so much in my quilting. Do you have any tricks for centering backing  fabric? I'd love to hear...

Go make something!


Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...


hosander said...

I just finished a yellow and grey herringbone, inspired by you. I'm going to use teal for the binding. It is so fun to see what you are coming up with.

Jenny said...

Love it, as usual.

sonia said...


elsy said...

yep that centring wasnt making life easy was it....another great it

Gayle said...

Perfectly beautiful! The backing turned out great even it was a pain.

Lynne Tilley said...

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this quilt. You did wonderful job, and the colors are so perfect. Thanks for sharing!

Joanne Huffman said...

Beautifully done! I love the backing almost as much as the front.

Chris said...


Jolana said...

I love your quilts!!! They are simple, but the result is always sooo nice!!! This new quilt has very nice fabric on the back side :)
Have a nice time, Jolana

Wendy said...

I know i'm working backwards through your posts, but wow, you do churn the quilts out and they're all gorgeous!

Belinda said...

I have centering marks on my work table. I tape toothpicks to those marks when I'm ready to pin baste a quilt. I can feel the toothpicks through all the layers which helps me keep them aligned.

Robyn said...

I love the scale of your herringbone! How big are your HST blocks?

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Anonymous said...

I as well love this quilt and have a question - what size are your half square triangle blocks?