Using Leftover Blocks
Join unused blocks from the quilt top to create a pieced quilt back. Four Log Cabin blocks create a backing with a graphic focal point. Positioned so the light fabrics meet, the blocks create the illusion of one large block in the center. It is framed by large one-piece squares of cream prints, allowing a stunning quilting design to stand out.
Here’s another option for leftover blocks. One pieced block is placed on the right side of a checkerboard strip made with light and dark prints. Instead of placing it in a corner of the quilt back, the quilt label sits to the left of the block with leftover triangle-squares flanking it.
Enlarge a block used on the quilt top and use it as a focal point on the quilt back. For example, re-draw a 9" block so it becomes a 12" block, then cut and assemble a new, larger block following the same piecing instructions.
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