Love Letters Quilt - Pieced Backing

WiP Wednesday {9/30/2015}

Progress! I had originally planned to piece the quilt backing for my husband’s Love Letters quilt top last Wednesday, but apparently the universe had other plans for me. I got sucked into the vortex of the #MiniMiniQuiltSwap through Instagram instead. It has been fun, but I really am excited to finish this quilt for my patient (!) and loving husband. I took the time at the beginning of this week to play with the extra blocks and scraps. I quickly decided to make a few extra Love Letters blocks, and I am really happy with how the pieced backing pulled together.

Love Letters Quilt - Pieced Backing

Love Letters Quilt – Pieced Backing

The strips for the binding are set aside, and the quilt is loaded onto my long arm. I discussed the quilting with my husband, and we picked out 50wt Aurifil 2620, stainless steel, for the thread. For the quilting pattern, it is going to be an all over back and forth line with personal details mixed in (like the states we have lived in together and other little love notes). I am excited to get started on the quilting now that I have a plan!

I also want to remind everyone that today is the last day of the Jaftex 85th anniversary blog hop that has been underway for the month of September. There are a lot of fabric bundles and awesome grand prizes available in giveaways, so be sure to check out the projects and blog posts below for more details on how to enter.

September 1 – Kim Diehl guest posting @ American Patchwork & Quilting
September 2 – Pepper @ Pepper at the Quilt Studio
September 3 – Anjeanette @ Anjeanette Klinder
September 4 – Leanne @ The Whole Country Caboodle
September 5 – Mark @ Mark Lipinski’s Blog
September 6 – Heather @ Heather Kojan Quilts
September 7 – Heather @ Trends and Traditions
September 7 – Martha @ Wagons West Designs
September 8 – Linda @ Linda Lum DeBono
September 9 – Heidi @ Red Letter Quilts
September 10 – Jill @ Jillily Studios
September 10 – Dana @ My Lazy Daisy
September 11 – Penny @ Sew Simple Designs
September 12 – Ida @ Cowtown Quilts
September 13 – Liz and Beth @ Lizzie B Cre8ive
September 14 – Melissa @ Sew Bitter Sweet Designs
September 15 – Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl  <== That’s me!!
September 16 – Amy @ Kati Cupcake
September 16 – Barbara @ QuiltSoup2
September 17 – Erica @ Kitchen Table Quilting
September 18 – Leona @ Leona’s Quilting Adventure
September 19 – Margot @ The Pattern Basket
September 20 – Sylvia @ Flying Parrot Quilts
September 21 – Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts
September 22 – Kim @ Aurifil Threads
September 23 – Rebekah @ Don’t Call Me Becky
September 24 – Julie @ The Crafty Quilter
September 25 – Mary Ellen @ Little Quilts
September 25 – Mary Jane @ Holly Hill Designs
September 26 – Daisy @ Ants to Sugar
September 27 – Melissa @ Happy Quilting
September 28 – Janet @ One S1ster
September 29 – Jenny @ Martingale& Co.
September 30 – Teresa @ Third Floor Quilts

Linking up with WiP Wednesday and Let’s Bee Social.

20 thoughts on “WiP Wednesday {9/30/2015}

  1. Judy says:

    The backing is awesome! Truly a reversible quilt :D Cannot wait to see it all quilted up!

  2. Jayne Willis says:

    I love how you are getting feedback from your husband! I cannot wait to see how you quilt it. It sounds like its going to be amazing with all the personal touches…get to it…I can’t wait! ;)

  3. I love the back. You can make it a reversible quilt. Good luck with the quilting.

  4. Miriam says:

    I love the back! How neat to use both sizes of the envelopes–creative!!! Will you write love notes to your husband in your quilting?

  5. Shauna says:

    The back looks as good as the front, I can’t wait to see it all finished!!!

  6. I am seeing love letters quilts everywhere, and have fallen in “love” myself! Yours is beautiful…such fresh, pretty colours!

  7. Laura says:

    Your love letters backing is beautiful!

  8. Allison says:

    Hmmm… I was making great progress working on a quilt of mine too, when it might appear that the same sweet person distracted me, or as you put it… sucked me into the vortex. Good luck getting back on track!

  9. I love pieced backs and the idea to personalize the quilting is one of the great ones. Looking forward to see the finished quilt.

  10. jcrafter says:

    Love this quilt! Great colors and fun design.

  11. Jasmine says:

    Awesome backing. Love the differences in size and angle. I want to use this block to make a tote bag sometimes. It would be a great reminder to get the mail.

  12. Lisa says:

    The back of this quilt is really beautiful Yvonne. Looking forward to the finish.

  13. I wondered if you were going to make the back into on giant love letter, but this is much better! It’s perfect.

  14. Heather says:

    Silly universe distracting you from love letters. I think adding the special touches in the quilting will make an even more personal gift more endearing.

  15. What a lovely quilt you have going here. Love your ideas for the quilting and looking forward to seeing the result!

  16. That sounds like a great quilting plan! Such a fun way to really personalize a quilt for someone special.

  17. JanineMarie says:

    I love two sided quilts! Do you find that the plan for the back comes together more quickly than the front? I always feel like making the back is a more carefree process and sometimes after working long and hard on the front, I end up liking the back more. Maybe it’s a bit more improvisational? Your quilting plan sounds so neat–I’m looking forward to seeing your little love notes quilted in.

  18. You really did get sucked into the vortex! Every time I open my IG feed, there’s a new mini mini by you…hehe. I really like the colours on this one!

  19. The back now has so much lovely detail that I am sure it counts as reversible, right?

  20. sally says:

    What a great back, really love the centre block with the smaller envelopes, that looks so effective. This is obviously going to be an incredibly special quilt for both of you X

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