Fastest Quilt Ever!

I’ve been obsessing over a quilt I saw on Facebook last week. Literally thinking about it all the time. I decided to dig into my stash and found this 2016 Kaffe Fassett layer cake and decided to make up this quick throw size quilt. I used a black and white batik that I got on sale for $4 a yard for the accent strips.

I happened to have the pattern that this variation is based on in a book a friend gave me as a gift a couple of years ago.


This literally went together in three evenings. I sewed the blocks and white strips in assembly line fashion over several nights, then tonight I squared them up, cut them in half, and tossed them up on the design wall.

I wasn’t really crazy about this layer cake, and even at the point in the constuction in the photo below was sort of “meh.” But I just LOVE how it turned out when the blocks were done!!! I can’t stop looking at it!


Then there was some magic that I can’t tell you about. It was some pretty fucking amazing magic!!!

With all the bias edges, the blocks ended up really wonky! So it was critical to square them up.


It’s odd, but I just love squaring up blocks! These were damned easy to do because no seams have to match except the corners so I could basically just eyeball the center line. Makes squaring up very quick.

The quilt that I’ve been obsessing over is a version of this made from a more specific color way of Kaffe Fassett Collective Fabrics. I definitely want to make another version while I’m on vacation. I pulled a bunch of fabrics from my stash and ordered a few more to give ma all I need. I will share photos of my vacation quilt when it’s done.

This quilt was made on a variation of a pattern called Algorithm by Gudrun Erla. It can be found on the inter webs. You might also find one legit and legal video about these blocks.





Pouch Crazy!

I’ve been chunking away at the twelve batik pouch sets I cut out a few weeks ago. . . one a night a few nights each week and then a few on the weekends. I’ve got 11 of the 12 done.


I just LOVE this blue and red set. The colors are so bold and saturated. I wasn’t sure about it when I selected the fabric, but I love it now.


I’m not typically a pink lover, but this set is really pretty. The batik on the top is somewhat unusual. I’ll probably never see it again.


I also really love this blue set. Blue isn’t my favorite color, but I love this shade of blue. And the fabric on the top is really fun and vibrant.


And I love this black and red set. I love the contrast of the dots on the bottom and the botanical print on the top. It’s bold and I love it!


And of course I love this green set. Green is my favorite color and this has just a hint of aqua to make it sing. It feels very watery to me.


Nothing more cheerful than yellow. I love the sunburst on the top and the jaunty dots in the middle. It makes me feel happy!

And here’s the rest. One more to go to finish all 12.