Thursday, January 26, 2012

Candy Land Quilt: the Backing

This tutorial is for the back of a quilt we are making for our February do.Good Stitches quilt. You can find the rest of the tutorials for this quilt by going to the main post.

Here is how I am thinking of doing the back of this quilt.

Of course it will look better with lots of prints, and probably a different arrangement than what is shown. It will kind of be a reverse to the front. Each color block will measure 12.5"x12.5" square - unfinished. And in the second row from the left, instead of having the little strips of color, I thought it would be fun to just have 4 strips of white going all the way from the top to the bottom.

These 5 blocks will be super easy to assemble.

*** I am thinking that maybe it would look good to use the same colors as the front, except in darker values. Just to add a little more contrast! :)

To complete the back you will need:

15 - 12.5" x 12.5" squares, in an assortment of colors
5 blocks using the following block tutorial

For 1 Block


from the background fabric
3 - 2.5" x 12.5" strips
2 - 1.5" x 12.5" strips

from white fabric
4 - 1.5" x 12.5" strips.

Then piece them together in the same order (measurement wise) as we did in the Straight Line blocks.

Piece all the squares together for the back.
Then baste, quilt, bind, and it's finished! :) I can't wait to see how it all really comes together. :)

If anyone makes this, outside of my do.Good Stitches group (who can obviously also share your blocks here), I'd love to see them! You can share them in my flickr group! :)

You can find the rest of the tutorials for this quilt by going to the main post.


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