The colors are so wonderful and like a rich sunset or sunrise....Wonderous!
Amazing colors! That quilt will brighten any room.
I don't believe that you have once again made a favorite of mine. Love, Love,Love the fabric. I must stop calling you from work when you are quilting, I am taking an artist away from her work.
Thank you Quilt455 (Cathie) Kaffe's fabrics are some of my favorites. This quilt was a kit I bought so I can't take any credit for this one - I just followed the pattern and used the same fabrics he did! Work is such a bother, isn't it? LOL
So beautiful...a treasure. I think I would just want to carry this one around with me ...like Linus from Peanuts;)))))
Mymble I love the image!!! I think we all need a blanket (or quilt) to carry around and snuggle beneath :)
But you were smart enough to buy the kit!!!!!
That is so pretty and joyful!!
Fastastic amazing color. Love it.
I am excited to see this one finished, it is a very beautiful quilt.
Thanks, Robynie - I'm getting excited to get it done...it is one of those quilts which has seemed to take forever!!
Looking good and you have made more progress than I have on the one I basted this weekend so I am jealous!
True - thanks for the encouragement! Don't be jealous, though - this one sat pinned on my cutting table for over a month before I started actually quilting it LOL!
I think the straight lines are going to be lovely on this.
I do love those straight lines ...good thing since it is what I do;-)... For this quilt I think it really allows the gorgeous fabric to be center stage!
LOVE IT!! The fabrics are amazing. I have always wanted to make a quilt with all Kaffe fabrics, but I am overwhelmed at the prospect of choosing the right ones to go together. A kit is definitely the way to go! I think the straight line quilting was a great choice. Hope it gets done soon:)
Wow, this quilt is so "strong",! I can not wait to see it finished. I can believe you had to do some ripping out., I think you will like it much better with straight lines since the colors are so bright and wonderful. Hey, kind of like you.
Oh ya, do you think you could have gotten your seams to match more? NOT
True - I need to listen to my quilts more when it comes to quilting - you're right about the straight lines letting the fabric be center stage.
Thesewingchick I am so in agreement with you - I had wanted to make a Kaffe quilt like this for so long and I was totally intimidated by how to use the fabrics effectively which is why I went with the kit. I'm going to update this project and provide the link to the site where I bought it - they have many, many kits with the exact fabrics used for his quilts from his books.
Yup, my seams have never looked better after our "sewing day". I use to think it was a waste of time, I have totally change my mind. Makes a world of difference. I am glad you are getting to quilt and I hope you are relaxing alittle too.
Wowza! Beautiful! And so cool that there are kits available since Kaffe can be a little intimidating. Are you sure this isn't a whole cloth quilt- the seams are way too perfect! You know you're suppose to make a mistake every once in awhile so people know it's hand made!
Oh wow! I love those colors!
Congrats on finishing. It is beautiful!
This is like having a sunrise on your bed...truly amazingly gorgeous and I love quilting but your patience!! WOW! Just loved it...
That is beautiful. I love the colors and the pattern, the pieced back and label are wonderful! I have never used wool batting before. I would love to know what the pluses and minuses are in using wool batting. I really enjoyed your blog also. Full of beautiful photos and sweet pets!
Congratulations on your finish. I love the color movement throughout the quilt--how the darker pinks and reds move to orange and the smaller yellow flowers define the lighter pinks. Beautiful.
Sewzalot - thank you! I have used wool batting a few times. The pros are that it is very light weight (so good for large quilts) and warm. It gives a bit more "loft" to the quilt. The con (for me anyway) is that it does not crinkle the way a cotton batting does ... I like crinkles, but I find that some of these big quilts are just too heavy with the cotton batting. Because wool is lighter weight, it also makes it easier to move around when you're quilting it.
Jbr thank you so much. I fell in love with this quilt in Kaffe Fassett's book because of those lights and darks - and I had not really made a value quilt before so this was really fun to see the pattern come out as I pieced.
Caribousmom , Thank you very much for the info. Is there any concerns with care and washing a wool batting quilt?
Sewzalot I washed and dried this exactly as I would do with cotton batting and it came out perfectly. I should also mention that the drape with wool batting is really soft so it works well with fabrics that are soft and drapey (like Kaffe fabrics).
...I guess I should mention that I wash with COLD water (and use a color catcher or two) and dry in a medium to hot dryer until it is completely dry.
So beautiful! You are an amazing quilter! I love all your work.
I......I.....I....am speechless! This is SO beautiful Wendy. You are amazing......and I am anxious to always soak up any help, tips and guidance that you offer.
Oh Conniharns you are so sweet! I love quilting with you...we need to get together and have a sew day again soon :)
Wendy, this is more than beautiful. You are turning me into a "modern" quilter by all your wonderful quilts. I love the fabric and love how you quilted it. It is beyond words. Can't wait to see it in person.
Thanks Quilt455 - you and Conni are far too complimentary! I'll be in work tomorrow - I'll bring it :)
Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait. Did I mention I can't wait!
Wendy, this is beautiful in the pictures but in person it is beyond beautiful The colors are so bright and cheerful. I love the pattern and how you quilted it. Just totally outstanding. Using wool for the batting makes it so light and "drapy". Love it
You are ALWAYS encouraging Wendy! We are so lucky to have your knowledge, expertise and most important your friendship to guide us through!!
Colorbomb! I'm generally not a Kaffe fan but oh man do I love this.
So beautiful ~ love the saturation of the colors ~ gorgeous!