OMG! These Blue Fabrics Are So Good!

I sat down right after work tonight, even before I had dinner, and sewed up five of the blue strip sets that I cut over the weekend. And holy cow… I’m loving what I’m seeing!

These are all just the darkest set of fabrics and I’m really liking what I’m seeing in contrast and value. The look of the quilt will change once the lighter fabrics are added in. Oh, and those little pops of color here and there are pretty spectacular.

I sewed up another five sets before I took this photo. Tomorrow I’ll sew up the duplicate blocks before I sew more strip sets together. I don’t want to get behind on these twin blocks and have a huge stack at the end that I have to trudge through.

Here’s some eye candy to enjoy… and I have to say that I’m pretty proud of all those seams matching!

This first one is my favorite of all the blocks I made tonight. I just love this black guinea flower fabric and that poppy fabric does some pretty amazing things when it’s cut into small pieces.

This next lighter fabric almost glows and I love the streaks of purple and pops of orange in the darker fabric in this next one.

And guinea flower again. I love the pop of colors of those little flowers on the dark background. And those fans are doing some pretty fun stuff in those little squares.

I was so happy to find this blue pencils fabric. I had never even seen it in that color way. And the dark blue mille fiore is one of my favorites. Again… those pops of color! GAH!!!

And now for some real color! Here’s where I am with my scrappy sunburst half log cabin blocks made from KFC fabrics. This will be a gift for my brother and his wife. I’ve asked him to measure their bed and the drop they want so I’ll know how big to make this.

This is 67 blocks. I’m guessing I’ll have to make at least 20 or 30 more to get this up the size I need. It will have some big borders to provide the drop. Good thing I have a lot of scraps left!

14 Replies to “OMG! These Blue Fabrics Are So Good!”

  1. There is just nothing like making a project with Kaffe fabrics! The color in this post is eye candy. Candy before breakfast (for me). I already have Kaffe projects lined up, but I feel compelled to make a 16 patch for me! Funny how that happens. I know that feeling of heading for the sewing machine to see a few blocks, or rows, before doing anything else. Faster, faster!

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    1. You should do a 16 patch! I’m really enjoying making them. They just feel so comfy and warm. Really pretty but not too fussy. I’m always excited to start the next thing.

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  2. Simply awesome ๐Ÿ™‚ So does Bender stay home when Rico goes to trainings? They are so sweet, just want to hug them. My husband is our Callie’s favorite person so I am just second but at least not to my cat ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Bender goes along for the ride and we often get a nice run in a field or a long walk. Bender is pretty connected with me. He’s probably the happiest dog I’ve ever had. He lives every day thinking that something FANTASTIC cold happen at any moment!

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    1. You know, I was looking at these fabrics tonight an there are only four Philip Jacobs fabrics in this quilt top! There are a handful of Brandon designs. The vast majority are Kaffe designs. And that was totally unintentional.

      And you’re right, these are some nice and rich blue tones. And the lighter tones just make them all pop!

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    1. I’m following this tutorial from the Exuberant Color Blog.

      https://designrr.s3.amazonaws.com/vickib_at_carolina.rr.com_31594/2bd0c54b40da73ea8a37b6e9a1a0969e4a5b6485bf96f9b1705156fb7bbdcdd3

      It has clear and concise instructions on how to press all your seams so they nest beautifully. It’s been very helpful to me. Oh, and I pin my blocks before I sew. I can’t keep those seams aligned if they’re not pinned. I have a lot of respect for people who can do that!

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