Sunday, November 21, 2010

Comin’ up for air

I decided to take vacation day so I could have a long weekend.  Work has been as busy as I predicted, and a bit stressful as well.  This weekend has given me a much needed break to relax, recharge my batteries, and catch up on the blogs.  Sounds like many of you have been busy as well.

I am moving along with my French braid quilt, and decided to tackle the backing this weekend.  The instructions in the book had us cut way too many strips for the quilt.  So, I wanted to  use up those strips for the back.  I got out my EQ and designed my first quilt.  This is the plan.

French braid backing med  
Because I’m just learning EQ, it’s not exactly how the quilt will look.  But it’s close enough to what I envisioned in my mind.  The background will be plain white fabric, and you’ll probably see a bit more of a white border than what the picture is showing.  The binding is the red stripe fabric that I used on the front of the quilt, which I will cut on the bias so the stripes are at a 45 degree angle.

I got the 2 strip sets done this weekend.  Other than the plain white fabric, which I purchased, everything else will be scraps from the front of the quilt.

Well, I’m off to make some Finnish pasties, which I love to make and put lots of extras in the freezer for those nights when I just don’t feel like cooking.  I will be taking next Wednesday off so that I can have a long 5 day holiday weekend.  Can’t wait for that!

Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. nice, this will be a neat back, especially b/c you are using fabrics from the fron. cw

  2. I LOVE IT!!!!!!! Fabulous design!

  3. I LOVE your design for the quilt back. I never think to do things like that. Lane

  4. love this design and I would love to learn EQ


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