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Craftsy on Steroids

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Creative Quilt Backs taught by Elizabeth Hartman

Make the back of your quilt as pretty and interesting as the front with easy ideas from this free mini-class by renowned quilter Elizabeth Hartman.

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Category Quilting
Type Quilt
Style Modern, Casual, Art
Ricinac on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? This is my first quilt which I call ?Craftsy on Steroids? because it is a culmination of multiple Craftsly classes all in one! Even the fabrics were purchased on Craftsy: The gray solids are from a Kona jelly roll called Silent Film and the prints are Andover Pearl Bracelets. The blocks are a variation of Fantasy Four Patch from Joe Cunningham?s PATTERN FREE QUILTMAKING class. The block formatting and borders were inspired by Camille Roskelley?s Layer Cake 2 in PLAYFUL PIECING TECHNIQUES. For the backing, I used Elizabeth Hartman?s CREATIVE QUILT BACKS suggestion of inserting a block mimicking the pattern on the quilt top. I machine quilted for the very first time using concentric gentle curves from Jacquie Gering?s CREATIVE QUILTING WITH YOUR WALKING FOOT class. Finally, I finished the quilt with a mitered corner binding technique from Mimi Dietrich?s FINISHING SCHOOL. It?s my first quilt, so don?t look too closely!

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Your first quilt??? Wow, and wow again! You did an excellent job, regardless of skill level. Love the design, and as soon as I saw the quilting, I knew it was from Jacquie's class. Everything works on it! I love how you explained the name of your quilt. I too, get inspired and use different techniques from different courses on the same project. Kudos and Congratulations to you. If this is your first quilt, I can only wonder what future projects you have coming down the road!

07/19/2014 Flag

Nice colors. This looks hard to do.

07/21/2014 Flag

Great quilt! Can't wait to see your second one!

08/10/2014 Flag

WOW! If this is your first, I can't wait to see what you do in the future. I have found Craftsy to be an extraordinary site for my quilting education. Even though I've been quilting for about 30 years, I an still learning SO much for the courses offered here. You keep up the excellent work, I'll be following you!

08/17/2014 Flag

Thank you! I'm enjoying all my classes as well and have learned and been inspired by so much. I'll be posting a few more quilts soon, some more successful than others...

08/26/2014 Flag