My Little Neighbor: Back for the Back

My Little Neighbor, who is working on her first quilt, finished piecing the back yesterday. She had one block left over from the front and decided she wanted to position it in the very center of the quilt back. Here she is sewing the back together . . .

2013-10, MLN sewing quilt back
Sewing on a Sunny October Day

. . . and holding the completed back:

2013-10, MLN with quilt back
The Back Measures 64″ x 78″


The back is composed of alternating strips of light and medium blue, the same blues used in the sashing on the front. You may remember this photo taken a few weeks ago on the day she finished the top:

2013-9, MLN with her 9-patch
The Top Measures 56″ x 70″


What’s next? Nancy Stovall of Just Quilting will baste the layers together at her longarm studio. My Little Neighbor is planning to quilt this herself!

MLN is 11 now but started the quilt in the summer of 2012 when she was 10. Her 9-patch blocks were all sewn by hand but she moved to the machine to add the sashing and borders. You can follow her journey through these links:

July 6, 2012, Her First Quilt:
August 4, 2012, An Update:
March 2, 2013, Back at Work:
Sept. 2, 2013, Making Progress:
Sept. 3, 2013, The Big Reveal:

I’ll keep you posted on her next steps!



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3 Responses to My Little Neighbor: Back for the Back

  1. Lisa Kus says:

    Dawn, this brings a tear to my eye. It is so loving, soulful, and life-giving to invest in the creativity of a young person. The quilt is made, of course, with so much more than lovely fabrics and stitches. Her time and yours, a tender beauty to behold forever. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Vickie says:

    Amazing job! Please give her a hug for me!

  3. AnnMarie says:

    Woo Hoo for MLN! Great job!

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