After work last night I put together four strip sets for this quilt. I had to work this morning doing fundraising on the radio, then took the dogs for a nice long 5 mile walk after that. When we got home I dug in and whipped up the 8 blocks from the sets.
I took my scrappy batik 16-patch blocks off the design wall so I could move these blocks over to get the full width up. The finished quilt top will be 6 blocks wide and 7 blocks high. This is the full width. I have three more rows of blocks to make, or 18 blocks.
I’m really loving how this is turning out. I just stand in my sewing room and stare at it. This isn’t the final design. I’ll wait until I get all the blocks done to start tweaking.
Holy cow. These fabrics! So amazingly gorgeous!
when I was going to through my stash of Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics for this scrappy trip quilt I realized that I had a pretty poor selection of purples and greens. So I went online a couple of days ago and ordered a bunch. I don’t have any specific plans for these fabrics. But aren’t they gorgeous?
The KFC fabrics are so amazing to me in the way the colors just all work together. Look at all those different tones of green… and they look fantastic together! I’ve been wanting to make a quilt with KFC greens. I’ll have to keep my eyes out for a pattern.
I saw this Brandon Mably design called Primulas when I was shopping online. I don’t remember when it came out. In the photos online the print looks much smaller. But you can see from the photo that’s not the case. I really like it!
I have a sheep herding lesson with Rico tomorrow afternoon. I plan to get more strip sets and blocks done tomorrow.
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Well, I guess I’d have to say the same thing Annie – I’m loving it! Another great example of “let the fabric do the work”. When you’re using Kaffe fabrics, you just can’t go wrong! I’m just beginning to do a little bit of sewing, but still don’t have very much energy! I’m determined to get a little bit done every day! Covid really kicks your butt – even a mild case. Wear a mask and be safe!
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I’m glad to year you’re slowly getting back to sewing! I’m being very careful in my behavior here. I only go to the grocery store or Costco and even then only about once a month. I’m lucky to have a friend who goes shopping every week and always checks in. She keeps me in things like bananas and lettuce!
As one of your regular followers-I’m just curious, when you buy fabrics to keep in your stash-how much do you normally buy? 1/2 yard, 1 yard? I know there is no magic number, but I’m exceedingly impressed with your stash!!
I used to buy third yard pieces but found that it wasn’t enough in a lot of instances. So I’ve gone to buying half yard pieces when I’m just buying stuff for my stash. That amount seems to work well for the types of quilts I make. You may notice that I don’t make a lot of quilts where you make the same block out of the same few fabrics over and over. I like a lot of variety in a quilt.
I do buy larger pieces of some fabrics: if it’s something I really like and think I’ll use it on multiple projects, if it’s something that I like and know that it can be hard to find, or if it’s something that’s out of print. Sometimes I have an idea in my head that I might want to try some day and buy a piece of fabric that works with that idea.
I’ve built this stash over years. There are even a few quarter yards and some fat quarters in there. I never buy fat quarters now. And a quarter yard just isn’t enough… unless I was intentionally buying fabrics to be cut into strips.
If I see Kaffe fabrics on sale I often buy enough yardage for an eventual quilt back. I have a drawerful of larger pieces for this purpose.
I hope that helps!