3 Ways to Create a Background

If you've taken a close look at any of my quilts, you'll notice I've used several different types of backgrounds.  The overall composition, how large the subject is, and if I'm tired of working on a project and ready to move onto the next one, are all contributing factors for deciding the type of background I use!  The three types of backgrounds I talk about in this video are solid, collaged, or pieced backgrounds. 

I hope this helps you decide how to do the background for your next quilt!


Comments (4 Responses)

11 August, 2021

Mary A Watson

Thank you for all the great posts. Backgrounds can be difficult for me, sometimes too plain, others too busy.
You’ve been a great help.

11 August, 2021


Gracias Emily por tus aportes, me han gustado mucho tus opciones. En el tapiz de la madre con el niño has utilizado pegamento textil para adherirlo al fondo?, disculpa mi pregunta pero no domino el inglés ya que hablo español y dependo del traductor de YouTube. Te he descubierto recientemente y me encantan tus trabajos, ¡¡¡¡Felicitaciones!!!Publicas en Amazon libros en Kindle Te consulto porque soy de Argentina, muy al sur, y dependo de los libros digitales ya que las importaciones son poco accesibles. ¡¡¡Bellísimos tus trabajos!!!!!

11 August, 2021

Beth Collins

Appreciate so much lesson along with pattern

12 March, 2021

Veronica Kane

Thank you. This was very helpful

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