.. the rest of the story
Revisiting some of my oldest quilts has been personally enlightening
and, before I forget it, I want to thank
Krista at Krista Quilts for hosting her version of Throwback Thursday.
|Shoofly on Steroids|
For some finished quilts there is a back story -- er, I mean a story about the back. Such is the case with "Shoofly on Steroids" that I reviewed last week.
Again, I was a new quilter, watching every daily rerun of Simply Quilts, absorbing every new idea thrown my way. (Oh wait, as a new quilter every idea was new!) Somewhere I heard or read the suggestion to use up excess fabric on the back.
I took this to heart:
|Original Shoofly Back|
(I had to drape it around the end of my fabric shelves to get a halfway decent shot.)
In the end I replaced it with a single fabric because I was too embarrassed to put such a mess on the back of my "masterpiece." I had even gone to the effort of basting the quilt before I realized that actually quilting the sandwich was WAY beyond my abilities at that point (still is!) -- plus it needed to be done by Christmas -- so I unbasted and went to Plan B. Not wanting to waste such large cuts of fabric, I folded it up and buried it on the shelf where it still resides.
I suppose in today's environment it would be considered a very modern top! What goes around, comes around.
Linking up with Krista for Throwback Thursday.