Saturday, February 20, 2010

A little bit of colour

I’ve been having a bit of fun playing with colour lately. Summer seems a very colourful time and as it’s been too hot to get out in my garden, I’ve had no option but to sew (what a pity!) A little while ago I bought a pre cut 5” pack of Kaffe Fassett fabrics… It was so much fun to open the pack and lay out all the squares!

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I’d never tried the disappearing nine patch that Janelle wrote of in the last post, so I though it would be a bit of fun. I used a common purple square for the centre block and chopped away.

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What a quick and easy layout. There’s something very satisfying about starting and finishing a quilt top in one sitting! It finished up a  44” square, so I guess it’s a lap sized quilt. I may even hang it up in my sewing room. Here it is as a completed quilt top…

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I don’t have any backing fabric that’s quite right, so for now it’s been folded up and put aside for backing, quilting and binding! Meanwhile, I’ve been playing with some new fabric – thanks to a little shopping on etsy with cottonthreadfabrics . I placed my order, paid with paypal and the next day received a refund on the excess shipping. How gorgeous! I’ll be visiting there again.

 

More pinks with Verna Budding by Kate Spain for Moda:

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Then I needed some boy influence for my son’s 10th birthday quilt (Still not sure what form this will take and I need to start in the next week or so!!). These are Haul it Citron Spice Prints by Michael Miller :


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And I couldn’t pass up some more ‘little boy’ fabrics for the stash. My brother and sister in law are expecting twins mid year so I may be needing two quilts made with these… or two with a pinker theme. We know they are having two babies of the same gender, but not which… such information does not help in the making of quilts for when they are born!

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I hope you are finding time for soaking up all the colour around you, whether summer or winter colour!

 

Happy Stitching,

 


Krafty KJ

8 comments:

Andi said...

So much lovely fabric.
Love your Kaffe quilt top.
Re-schedule?
Andi :-)

Jodie said...

That kaffe is just spectacular!

Christy said...

yummy yummy fabrics!

clare's craftroom said...

Love your quilt top ! Those boy fabrics are fantastic .

Janellybelly said...

Your Kaffe quilt is gorgeous, the colours are so rich and vibrant.
Congrats on becoming an Aunty again soon, can't wait to hear if its boys or girls :)
Love Ya
Janelly xx

Jandi said...

I love all the fabrics! I'm sure they are going to turn into something wonderful. I love your disappearing nine patch quilt. It looks great!

tassierobyn said...

I absolutely love your new fabic purchases. They are fabulous. The disappearing nine patch quilt was great and I think I will have to give it a go some day. Happy sewing

suzitee said...

Such yummy fabrics! You will have lots of fun playing with them :)