I just got this quilt back from my long arm quilter and I’m really happy with it. It’s not as exciting as the red and yellow version. It’s more calm and sedate, but it’s still pretty.
It’s all Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics except for the white strips, which are a white on white batik.
This was the algorithm quilt that started it all. I had seen it posted on the Kaffe Fassett Collective Facebook group and wanted to make it from the moment I saw it. I had most of the fabrics in my stash, but added a couple to make it a little bigger.
Here’s my original blog post on this quilt.
The backing is the citrus color way of Kaffe’s lotus leaf fabric. This is one of my favorite Kaffe fabrics and I’ve wanted to use this color way for a backing since it came out a couple years ago. I just love it with this quilt… it’s bright and vibrant and ads a nice pop of color to the monochromatic front. It also appears in the front of the quilt.
The quilting design is Urban Elements Bohemian Beaded Shade. I love the way the curved lines and circles break up the angular attitude of the blocks. It’s quilted with a light turquoise thread.
It’s very similar to the design I used on the red and yellow algorithm quilt, but it’s oriented vertically rather than horizontally and it’s more dense and has more circles.
Here’s the back of the quilt. I used the turquoise ferns to make the backing fit the front and to avoid having to match the print. I like the way the strip adds interest and it makes a great place for the label.
This quilt will be a house warming gift for my sister and her husband. It’s only the second quilt I’ve made where I included a label. My friend Carol embroidered the label for me on her machine.
I’m going to wait until after the holidays to ship it. I hate the idea of it getting lost in the rush of the holidays.