Un Deux Troix . . .

Step One:  make a quilt top. In this case it’s my version of Sew Kind of Wonderful’s Metro Rings pattern:

2013-11, Metro Rings horizontal



Step Two:  make a back for it. I incorporated some leftover blocks and used Michael Miller’s Eiffel Tower fabric:

2013-12, Honeymoon in Paris, back


I had to piece two widths of Eiffel Tower fabric for the back. To match the design, I used a tip I learned from Elizabeth Hartman in her free class, Creative Quilt Backs, on Craftsy.com. In Lesson 4, Elizabeth demonstrates her technique for matching large-scale prints. Even though the print on my quilt back isn’t large-scale, her technique worked just fine.

See if you can find the seam in this close-up of the back:

2013-12, Metro Rings back, detail 1

Even if you spotted it, I think it will be virtually invisible by the time the quilt is quilted and washed.

Step Three:  send it off to be quilted. It’s at the longarmer now, and I can’t wait to get it back!

By the way, when I chose the fabric for the backing, the name of this quilt suddenly came to me: Honeymoon in Paris. Why? Three reasons. One:  two of the fabrics I used in the rings on the front are Paris-themed. Two:  the pattern is based on the traditional wedding ring block. Three:  there are Eiffel Towers all over the back. Choosing a name was as easy as . . . un deux troix!









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6 Responses to Un Deux Troix . . .

  1. charlie says:

    In the quilt league, “one, two, three” is a home run, not a strikeout.

  2. Vickie says:

    Hi my friend, the back looks as great as the front. I really enjoyed Elizabeth’s class and really laughed at the comments. The class is called Creative Backs and one of the comments wondered why Elizabeth didn’t just use a sheet, that struck my funny bone. Don’t you just love getting quilts back from the longarmer?
    See you soon,

  3. AnnMarie says:

    Great name for your quilt and I think I need the class on matching prints. Maybe after my Christmas sewing.

  4. Jennifer B says:

    Very striking! I couldn’t spot the seam in the back at all.

  5. Lisa Kus says:

    This is so charming and wonderful. The name is the cherry in the cake of this quilt. I’m swooning in French now….

  6. Peg says:

    Absolutely amazing! Both sides!

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