Thinking About My Next Quilt

I took a few minutes this afternoon and pulled some of my Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics for a quilt I’ve been wanting to make.

I have two unfinished quilts on my design wall so, of course, it’s time to start thinking about the next one.

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I saw a quilt posted on the Kaffe Fassett Collective Facebook page almost a year ago that was based on Brandon Mabley’s My Fair Lady pattern from the Kaffe Quilts Again book, but the fabrics had been changed. I’ve wanted to make this ever since.

The quilt in the book is made from rusts and tans, with pale turquoise colors. It’s very muted and understated, compared to a lot of Kaffe Fassett quilts.

The colors make up the hexagons, and the neutrals will make up the joining triangles.

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The photo above is from Kaffe Quilts Again and is the pattern for the quilt I saw on the Kaffe Fassett Facebook that inspired me to make this quilt. The photo below was made by Denise Blake and I loved it the minute I saw it.

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To make the quilt, you make strip sets and then cut those into equilateral triangles. Then sew six triangles back together into a hexagon.

 

 

Then you sew a different and neutral triangle onto two ends of the hexagon, which makes a parallelogram, if I remember my limited education in geometry. Hmmm. Maybe it’s a diamond.

This makes it possible to sew the blocks together in rows, and means no Y seams! Yay for no Y seams!

And then there’s all kinds of triangles to even out the edges of the quilt.

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I’m going to make this a nice throw size. I’m tired of making huge quilts and need something quick.

I have to take my Bernina in for servicing. I found a place not far from me with a certified Bernina service person, and they said it would only take a week or so!

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