However, sometimes it's kind of cool to "build a back." This could be finishing up the fabric that was used on the front, or a chance to get rid of "smaller pieces," and therefore, building a back begins. While working this afternoon on a "build a back," I noticed two other quilters (Linda Boone and Misty Cole) doing the same thing - using up fabric they had on hand plus using fabrics from the front of their quilt top. I know some quilters who have gone to great lengths in making both sides a great quilt (two-sided quilt), which is really quite cool too (I have designs to make a fall/winter quilt in a two-sided quilt...some day.)
Photo below is Misty Cole "building her back."
|Misty with her pieced back that will go with the quilt on the floor|
|My "build a back" really to use up the middle fabric that's on the front of the quilt (BOM from 2008)|
|Linda Boone's "build a back" as she auditions just the right fabrics (flannels) to go with...|