Orbit QAL Week 4 :: Backing + Basting

Hi all!

We are heading towards the finish line with our Orbit quilts.  My top is finished and I’m ready to start working on the backing today.

How are you coming along?  If you’re running a bit behind, don’t worry, you still have plenty of time!

Are you doing anything special for your backing?  I usually like to do a design on the back, but sometimes that makes me feel overwhelmed and the quilt ends up in the WIP pile.

I am ready to get quilting so I think I’m going to just piece together the fabrics I have left over and call it a day.

I did play around with some ideas for backing that I thought I’d share with you.

In the process of making the hst blocks, you end up with a few extra triangles.   I put them together with the background fabric to make a floating line of triangles across the back.

My other idea was to do something similar to my Dresden quilt back and piece a single orbit, surrounded by my leftover scraps.

Lots of quilts popping up in the  flickr group.  If you’re doing something special for the back, add a picture.  I’d love to see your ideas.

A few of you are already quilting!  I’m loving Courtney’s all voile quilt that she is hand quilting, it looks amazing.

I’ll be back later this week with my progress!



Feb 11th, :: Getting Ready! (fabric selection + supply list)

Feb 18th, Week 1 :: Pattern release + cutting/organizing

Feb 25th, Week 2 & 3 :: Piecing + quilt layout

March 11th, Week 4 ::  Backing + Basting your quilt

March 18th, Week 5 & 6 :: Quilting & Binding + Link Up Opens to add your finished project

April 1st, Link Up Closes and Winner selected from photo pool



Filed under Orbit Quilt Along, Quilt Along, Quilts

3 responses to “Orbit QAL Week 4 :: Backing + Basting

  1. Thanks, Lindsey! I am loving this quilt, thanks for an awesome pattern and quilt along.

  2. connandvansmom

    Looks fabulous. Great job

  3. Oh I need to pull my finger out!!!

I truly appreciate your comments, thank you for taking the time to leave one! Lindsey

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