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Batik quilt #2 - it's finished!

Iminei

Re: Batik quilt #2 - it's finished!
« Reply #60 on: January 12, 2020, 08:44:16 AM »
That is beeeautiful Ploshie ... I would be soooo chuffed to receive that, lucky chaps .

I imagine @Lisalou1965  that Ploshies primary choices for backing fabric would have had stronger colours and a bit more contrast with the front colours, more on the turquoise side of things I imagine.
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Ploshkin

Re: Batik quilt #2 - it's finished!
« Reply #61 on: January 12, 2020, 10:13:26 AM »
My first choice was actually quite pale with dashes of purples and pinks.  Some of my other choices were quite dark purples.  The one I ended up with was a bit bluer than I was expecting which I didn't want as there was no blue on the front but the pinks and purples are a perfect match with some of the fabrics in the top.  As you mostly can't see the top and back at the same time I went with it and didn't let it irk me too much.  There were no turquoise in any of my choices but that was because I didn't see any fabrics with turquoise in the mixture.  I did actually consider having the whole back turquoise.

   :| Thats told me then!   ;)    Imi xxx
« Last Edit: January 13, 2020, 08:40:13 AM by Iminei »
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Lowena

Re: Batik quilt #2 - it's finished!
« Reply #62 on: January 12, 2020, 10:17:47 AM »
I never bother too much about the backing as it's rarely seen
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Ploshkin

Re: Batik quilt #2 - it's finished!
« Reply #63 on: January 12, 2020, 10:26:57 AM »
@Lowena I can always hear the indomitable Sister Joseph saying ' the inside should always look as good as the outside' and I apply that to backs and fronts as well.  I had to give myself a good talking to to stick with a backing fabric that I didn't think was quite right.
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rubywishes

Re: Batik quilt #2 - it's finished!
« Reply #64 on: January 12, 2020, 11:52:35 AM »
' the inside should always look as good as the outside'

Oh yes, I remember the teacher in sewing class at high school saying the exact same thing....hated it when she would pounce on someones work and examine it for "tidy neat underneaths". :(

And your quilt is just beautiful, really lovely.
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Flobear

Re: Batik quilt #2 - it's finished!
« Reply #65 on: January 12, 2020, 12:27:08 PM »
I can always hear the indomitable Sister Joseph saying ' the inside should always look as good as the outside'

Oh, dear old Sister Jo. The Minerva McGonagall of our school  8)  I was only thinking about that quote the other day when I was sewing in endless ends on the backs of my place-mats!
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Lowena

Re: Batik quilt #2 - it's finished!
« Reply #66 on: January 12, 2020, 12:29:51 PM »
My school didn't do sewing or cooking and neither did my Mum.... So I made up my own rules  :D
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renita

Re: Batik quilt #2 - it's finished!
« Reply #67 on: January 13, 2020, 08:31:45 AM »
That's a beautiful quilt @Ploshkin - congrats!