The back of my quilts…

Every since I began quilting on a machine I have felt liberated and I don’t worry so much about my stitch uniformity and length. It does depend where the piece may end up and whether or not it is for competition or sale; where the stitching does indeed matter. I heard a quilt maker say once that the back of her quilt was nobody’s business! Do we focus too much on perfection? I have heard too many quilters say they are afraid to try free motion machine quilting (I used to be too!). Often the reason is that they are afraid they won’t have nice even stitches. I say let go of that and jump right in!

Here are my small free form flowers. I like the backs almost as much as the fronts! They will be mounted to plexiglass and then to a reclaimed lumber base (furnished and finished by my sweet husband).
free style flower1free style flower1 back

free style flower2
free style flower2 back
free style flower3
free style flower3 back
free style flower4
free style flower4 back
free style flower5
free style flower5 back

By Ann Scott

I started sewing and designing using fabric, thread, and paper when I was a child. I taught myself to make quilts, at first not following the "rules," then watched some experts, learned the rules, and made many hand quilted and appliqued quilts. I spent years focusing on miniature landscape quilts. Now I am a fiber and mixed media artist and that encompasses everything I have a passion for. I have taught, lectured, and my work have show nationally and internationally, some pieces have been published.