Thursday, 16 August 2012

Haze Kilim

This is a Kaffe Fassett design I started a year or more ago and a couple of days ago, in a "finish the darned things" frenzy, I pulled it out and started to sew . I had three strips done out of eight and this was  the fourth. I sewed away till it was ALMOST finished but when I tried it against the rest of the quilt top, it was all out of whack !!!! Grrrr!! I was ripping cross at myself. I DID rip! I picked it all apart patiently, murmling under my breath, and it is all together now again and attached to the third strip so now I am HALF FINISHED! Yay! Just thought I would post what it looks like so far. When it is finished, it is to be 72" square. Wait till you see the backing fabric! DEE-Licious!!!
The colours here are a bit wilder than it really is and it looks crooked because it is draped all over the sofa. It IS actually straight! Now that you see it, you can see how much picking out I did!! Poor old me:-( BTW, the pattern is from Kaffe's new-ish book, Simple Shapes, Spectacular Quilts. LOVE that book as much as I love his Glorious Inspirations , which I own in Hard Cover, and Kaffe signed it for me when I took a needlepoint workshop with him in Toronto years ago.Lucky me! That book has appreciated in value a LOT since I bought it.

6 comments:

  1. WOW! Amazing colouring. Tell me, how do you reconcile such a gorgeous modern quilt top with the antique looking sofa. Curious minds and all that... I reupholstered 2 French Provincial chairs that were auction finds and set then in the front room and immediately I thought OMG, I have an old lady house happening! awk! lol I think I'm wanting to reinvent myself and this top you are doing just sings to me!

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  2. This one's a knock-out! It sings and dances on its own energy!
    best, nadia

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  3. Wow! Ditto Nadia! Isn't it magical how those blocks knit together. So clever! Kaffe sure loves colour.

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous...I love it:)

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  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog -- thought I'd return the visit! You do wonderful things with Kaffe Fassett fabric. I love all the colour, but find the patterning overwhelming. Your latest, however, is well worth all the ripping and muttering! :-)

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  6. Wow, it's super awesome. I'm so happy that I'm not the only one who murmurer under my breath when something goes wrong.

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