Wednesday, September 30, 2015

TBT Shoofly - Part Deux

.. 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.


  1. What we are convince we know when we are newbies! The top is an intriguing setting --I'd have to really think about it if I tried it even now.

  2. The quilt itself is outstanding. The back is certainly "minimalist". Take it out, add a new back and enter it in a modern quilt juried show. By the way, what was plan B in your other post?

  3. P.S. The new back should be crumb pieced with 50,000 pieces.

  4. You were so ahead of your time. One of the great things about being new, you don't have any preconceived notions, so you try just about anything.

  5. Yep, looks like a modern to me...


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