WIP wednesday: barn out, gypsy in

I’m finishing up my barn door II quilt (quilt along here) and today I tackled the backing. I took more design time than usual with this backing, but I found that made the piecing go more smoothly. It took about a day, which is usually the amount of time I allow myself for a pieced backing.

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I really like it. The only problem is that the design doesn’t necessarily take into account the trimming that will occur after quilting. I will lose a few inches on the top and bottom square. Next time I will have to remember to think that through sooner.

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One quilt is ending and another is just beginning:

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This is my first block for the gypsy wife QAL!Β (You can read about my fabric selections here.)

I have the fabric pulled for the next block but I just ran out of time. It’ll be really fun to come back to this after our vacation.

Speaking of vacation, since I won’t have internet access, I decided not to do the mid-month barn door link up. Instead, I thought I’d motivate you by announcing the final link up prize!

Remember these baskets I made for a giveaway/Christmas present?

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I decided one of these would be a really cool and special way to commemorate our quilt along! But here’s the deal: you have to at least have a finished quilt top to be eligible. So get to work, my friends! The final link up will be March 3, but it will stay open for a week. If you link up a finished quilt or top by March 10 at noon EST, you will be in the giveaway. Please feel free to link up even if you’re not done! You just won’t be eligible to win.

If you have any specific questions, please email me. I’ll be able to check my email periodically and I’m more likely to see a direct email than a blog post comment.

Wish me luck on my trip! We’re leaving the kids in very capable grandparent care, but it’s still pretty hard. Perhaps a pina coloda will ease the pain… πŸ˜‰

12 thoughts on “WIP wednesday: barn out, gypsy in

  1. Eep! Exciting! My pattern and fabric arrived today, so hopefully I’ll be joining you soon. πŸ™‚ And have fun on vacation! I believe pina coladas solve everything.

  2. Oh your back looks great. You know I forget to allow for fall out on the backs too. I have a section that got cut off weird on my back this time. I should plan a bit better also but I never think that when I am building a back.
    Your gypsy block looks great.

  3. I hope you had/are having a wonderful vacation! πŸ˜€
    And I’m slowly but surely getting sucked into the gypsy wife QAL. I don’t have the pattern though! Maybe that will keep me away. πŸ˜‰

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