Teddie Quilt Back Reveal….

Here is the back side of Teddie’s quilt.  Why only the back side?  I do not want to spoil the surprise for her. 🙂 Anyhow, I love the back side of this quilt.  Looks like a whole cloth design, doesn’t  it?

Postscript from Carla- notice an small empty space on photo 2?  See, it happens to us all.  You go over the quilt carefully, and you still miss a small motif!   Will only take me a minute to quilt, but thought you would like my confession!  :-)


Quilting by Carla Barrett

Quilting by Carla Barrett


quilting by Carla Barrett

quilting by Carla Barrett

Quilting by Carla Barrett

Quilting by Carla Barrett

quilting by Carla Barrett

quilting by Carla Barrett

38 thoughts on “Teddie Quilt Back Reveal….

    • Hi Lenore, I appreciate that you like the quilting on Teddie’s quilt. The front is stunning, and Teddie has done a wonderful job on her quilt. hugs to you!!

  1. Wow! I can’t imagine the front being any more beautiful. Always had a special place in my heart for wholecloth quilts.

    • Sheryl, the front is very cool! The owner is a new quilter and she did a wonderful job on the quilt! I appreciate your lovely compliment!

    • Hi Wendy, yes, I like to make both sides of the quilt interesting. Teddie was kind enough to let me pick the backing so I could do this. 🙂. Thank you for your note!

  2. Awesome! I love being able to see the quilting – you can’t always see it as well from the front! She’s going to love it!

  3. That is beyond words, Carla!!! I am so in love with single color/whole cloth “look” quilts with creative thread use!!! I know this is the back (how can the front ‘top’ this????) but it is a work of art on its own!!! Inspiring always and thank you for sharing!!!!! Hugs…………………

    • Hi Alicia, the answer is both- the quilt is freehand, plus some of the designs were drawn by me, then digitized, then quilted out, then freehand and ruler work added. 2 motifs were from my library , will look up for proper credit. Center is 99% freehand, too. Programs used to create the designs were Photoshop, then imported into Art&Stitch to digitize.

      Let me know if you have any questions? 🙂.

  4. Here I am!!! I am absolutely totally over-whelmingly speechless! All I can say is, “OMG”!!! I hope everyone is as impressed with the front as they are the back. Personally, I think I’ll call the front, the back and it will be an afterthought!!! lol Thanks a billion, Carla!

    • Hi Joan, I used only 3 colors on this quilt. The purple is an older spool I had from ARC- a company bought by Madiera Thread, the red is ARC, too, and the yellow thread is Superior Rainbow variegated. I used the same thread top and bottom. Thanks for your dear words, Joan!

  5. This is absolutely beautiful – and it’s the back! I can’t wait to see the front: Carla it must be absolutely SPECTACULAR to beat this. Congratulations

    • Hi Mary Kay, was thinking of you the other day and wondering what you were up to? Thanks for writing, I know how busy you are with your career. Happy Quilting, Carla

    • When I used to quilt full time, I kept track of my hours to figure out a price per hour I was making. I tell students in my classes that custom like this is not an efflcient use of their time. Instead, quilt e2e or pantos, or very light custom. However, I do like to do a few quilts a year where I can quilt a more detailed quilting plan- like on Teddie’s quilt.

      Lately, I have been challenging myself to use more of my own designs, so I will design motifs and borders, plus spines for feathers, then digitize them. This takes time, again, not something I would do if quilting full time.

      Thank you for writing! Great question- even if I didn’t follow my own advice I give to younger quilters! LOL

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