Friday, 11 February 2011

Background, Victoria style

I needed a black background for a little quilt and being smack down in the middle of a scrappy love fest I wanted to piece one. I had a few black scraps in the box in which I never seem to make a dent even with the Intuition Quilt in progress. I wish my bank account worked the same way.
Instead of just piecing the scraps together I thought of Victoria’s inspirational post and decided to take a little road trip piecing wise. You’ll find pictures on how I got from this to this and with this in between on my post at 15 Minutes Play.

I’ve got to admit it took me a while to get there. I lost track at some point(s) and had no idea where I came from or where I was headed, but in the end all the pieces were attached to each other in a semi orderly way and the made fabric was big enough. It was a fun exercise and the background is much more interesting than just a few rectangles or strips pieced together.

Thank you for the inspiration, Victoria!


  1. What a great idea! I love the look of the blacks pieced together!

  2. Perfect for a steampunk kind of quilt! Looks fab to me....xox corrine

  3. It looks terrific, and definitely more interesting than pieced squares.

  4. Very nice.
    Looks like crazy quilting.
    I love the design.
    The contrast is fabulous.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  5. Pieced backgrounds are super fun! I wonder what is going on top of that lovely black ground?

  6. Bautiful, I think that you did a great job