Tuesday, 7 August 2012

A work LONG in progress!

Many moons ago , I made a quilt top from a pattern by Lori Allison called Cinnamon and Ginger. I do not do many bed quilts any more and rarely use patterns but I loved this one. It is 89.5inches square the way I made it so it would cover our Queen sized bed with its extra deep mattress. Instead of making the fabric for the corners of the blocks dark as in the pattern, I used a pale limey green to work better in our pale green bedroom. I bought five metres of Kaffe Fassett fabric for my backing but today, when I took it to Lucy the Marvellous Longarm Lady for quilting, I decided it was not enough material to do the back side! SO... Lucy and I both came up with the same solution- make a strip to widen it. Clever little things, aren't we! I started making some ten inch square blocks , sort of a log cabin block and have two of ten done and trimmed to 10.5 inches. This will give Lucy plenty of width to play with and me , an interesting quilt back. I am using KF's Targets fabric for the centres of my "cabins" and will use one round of the limey green in each block , varying their placement so each block is truly unique. Did you know that I LOVE Kaffe Fassett fabrics?? I do!
Here is the bed with the quilt top on it. The colours are more intense than this shows

This is my backing, Kaffe Fassett's "Suzani"

...and here are the first two of ten blocks to widen my backing
As this really IS a WIP, I am going to post this on the needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com  Drop in there and prepare to be amazed!

9 comments:

  1. A great creative solution!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow! a real prize winner! I love a common block set on point!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Looks fantastic. I adore Kaffe Fassett fabric!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Beautiful quilt. I love his fabrics too...a very inspiring artist.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love your Kaffe quilt! It's awesome.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love that quilt! And the backing is just so, so fabulous. It's just so bright and cheerful and happy!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love KR fabric too. I know some of the prints and know it is brighter. I love the blocks you are making for the backing.

    ReplyDelete
  8. wow! and when you put strips of that KF into your pieced blocks on the back they will each be different - wonderful - it looks great on your bed.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I am impressed by the size - and I love these colours.

    ReplyDelete