Rectangles Up — Time to Tweak

I stayed up way too late last night putting the large rectangles up on the design wall with the stars for this quilt. Then after our walk this evening I sewed them to the stars. That went so fast that I sewed all the small rectangles together in pairs, got them pressed, and they’re all up on the design wall too.

This picture really doesn’t do these fabrics justice. But it gives you an idea of what this quilt will look like when it’s done. I still need to change a few things around, but it’s close to being ready to sew together.

Here’s a picture of all the large rectangles sewn to the star blocks.

By not sewing these into complete blocks first, I can add the smaller rectangle sets and then easily fix things I don’t like by moving the sets around, or even just flipping them over. Plus, I can flip the star block sets over as well. It gives me a lot of flexibility in making this look right to my eye.

This is really going to be a pretty quilt. I just love the way the fabrics all work together.

As I look at these photos I’m making mental notes of what needs to be tweaked. I hope I remember tomorrow night!

10 Replies to “Rectangles Up — Time to Tweak”

    1. It would be a great way to use up Kaffe scraps. I made a batik one of these from all scraps earlier this year. And amazingly, this one is even MORE vibrant than the batik one. I’ve seen a lot of this quilt online, but this is the first I’ve seen in Kaffe fabrics. It’s pretty glorious! I’d love to see what you make!

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  1. What a wonderful quilt! “” Let the fabric do the work”. You just can’t go wrong using Kaffe Fassett fabrics. Have you seen his book Quilts in Burano? Stunning! Can’t put it down and highly recommend to anyone who is a fan of his.

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    1. I do have Quilts in Burano. I’m pretty sure I have five or six different Kaffe books on my coffee table at any time. And the laptop stand for my work computer is a stack of Kaffe books… 15 high!

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    1. You know, I agree. I really like the batik one, but those batiks just don’t do what these KFC fabrics do. They feel so much flatter and so much less dynamic. It would be fun to play with different color ways and background fabrics with this pattern. And it would be a great use for scraps.

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