Kaffe and me

I was away last week, so there wasn’t much done in the sewing room, I think my machine enjoyed the break too.  This week I made two more blocks of FW1930, Aunt and Augusta.  These blocks are fun, but when I think of how much time I spend on each I start to wonder if i’ll make it through to 99 blocks.  I’m getting better at streamlining the process.  Cutting pieces then piling them with their respective parts of paper pieces.  Trying to sew in sets, usually there are four parts the same, making chain piecing possible.  There are two Sew Alongs that have started for the Farmers Wife.  The one I’m doing is through verykerryberry the other is through Gnome Angel .    Lots of instagram photos at #FW1930sqal or #fqs1930farmerswife.

Aunt

Aunt

Augusta

Augusta

Kaffe fabric has always been a love/hate thing for me.  I think it’s because of the grey tones he uses sometimes, maybe it’s the cabbages.  I started this quilt with the intent of making split rectangles.  The whole left/right slope thing was making me over think the cutting.  I only wasted one strip of print fabric.  Now I am set, wrong sides together, cut 5×7, cut diagonal with point in upper left hand corner.  Next decision was lay-out.  I thought simple zig zag across, but upon laying it out, I didn’t like the white triangles.  So I went with pinwheels, they are elongated because of the rectangle, but effective.  Looking forward to quilting this top. This photo is about 1/3 of the blocks so far.

Pinwheels

Pinwheels

One last finish, the Splash quilt, yesterday.  Why is it that the simple designs take the most time for me?  I quilted double triangles in most of the blocks, with split triangles in the others.  I used wool batting for this quilt, so its puffy, but very light in weight.  I changed the edges and added a solid straight border, I wasn’t looking forward to binding all those points.

Splash

  Splash

Quilted Triangles

Quilted Triangles

I’m linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for “Can I get a Whoop Whoop” today.  Also check out A Quilting readers Garden for WIPs Be Gone, there is a book give away to enter.

Tracy

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2 thoughts on “Kaffe and me

  1. I’m glad I’m not the only one who has issues with the simple designs 🙂 I have to continually remind myself not to overthink and to just have fun. Beautiful projects!

  2. I always say I am the last person to get on the bus….yep, takes me awhile to warm up to hexie quilts, particular colour combinations..etc, etc. So for years I never cared much for Kaffe Fassett fabrics, I always thought them too fussy….until now…..now I am gaga for them. I do like your Splash quilt….it is made up of all my favourite colours.

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