I’m so in love with the wide variety of wide backing fabrics on the market today. We are truly spoiled! Here at Quilted Joy we have over 150 bolts of wide fabric that are 108″ or wider. These fabrics are designed to be used on the back of a quilt but did you know you can also piece your quilt top with them as well?
In Episode 4102 of the Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting PBS show I showed off my quilt Twizzles which is made entirely from the Ombre Confetti wide backing fabric line from Moda. The great thing about ombre fabric is you have light, medium, and dark hues all in the same piece of fabric due to the ombre. Plus, they all compliment each other!
The patchwork blades in the quilt reminded the Love of Quilting team of ice skates, so they decided to name the quilt Twizzles – after a technical skill in figure skating involving a multi-rotational, one-foot turn that moves across the ice.
I know nothing about figure skating other than it looks very difficult. Thankfully, this quilt is NOT as crazy difficult as that!