Tuesday, 4 August 2015
My paper-piecing hexagon quilt is coming along nicely. I've decided to focus on shades of purples, greys, greens, and turquoises. I've ordered some more Kaffe Fassett chalk dots background fabric online. The South African postal service is so annoyingly slow these days, I'll be lucky if it gets here in under 4 months... grrrrrr
Friday, 17 July 2015
I got to meet Kaffe Fassett after his colour lecture that he gave in Cape Town on 15 July 2015. He signed my favourite Kaffe Fassett quilting book: "Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts". He was very gracious.
I enjoyed Kaffe's colour lecture very much. Brandon Mably introduced him as "His Lordship", which made everyone laugh. Kaffe spoke about his life and how he got to where he is now. He showed lots of inspirational pictures, pictures of things he had crafted and designed, and photos of quilts from his workshops. Afterwards, he held a Q&A session with the audience, I even got to ask him a question about the colours he uses. It was a wonderful evening, which I will never forget. I never thought that I would get to meet Kaffe and Brandon, living here at the bottom of Africa, but wishes do come true.
Wednesday, 15 July 2015
I'm back from my work trip to England. I've been working on my paper-pieced hexagon quilt. I was super excited to find out that Kaffe Fassett is in South Africa and will be giving a lecture in Cape Town tonight! So excited to see his lecture, can't wait!!!
Monday, 8 June 2015
I'm trying out paper-piecing, it is nice to do while watching TV in the evenings. I like all the pastel Kaffe prints that have been released recently. I'm off to the UK soon for a work trip, so I can put this in my suitcase and keep myself busy in the evenings.
Friday, 8 May 2015
I finished my Rose Tea-Party Two-by-Two patch quilt yesterday. Sweety-Bird "helped" me with the safety pinning of the quilt sandwich on the weekend. Actually he was being naughty and behaving possessive about the box of safety pins, biting my fingers. Thanks boy...
Saturday, 2 May 2015
1. Knitted Patchwork Blanket (started when I was around 14 years old, circa 1992). This one will take a while longer to finish since I need to first KNIT the blocks before I can finish assembling it (*sigh*).
|Unfinished Knitted Patchwork Blanket|
2. Wedding Ring Quilt (started when I was around 16 years old, circa 1994). This one has been in a half finished state for decades... I think the problem lies in that I lost some of the background blocks (*sheepish grin*) and also it looks a bit 80s to me.
|Unfinished Wedding Ring Quilt|
|Unfinished Chintz Quilt|
4. Curio Hexagon Quilt (started in 2012). This quilt top is 100% finished piecing, but the pieced back panel is slightly too small for the top, and I've run out of Curio fabric, so I ran out of steam for finishing this quilt. I need to find a similar tone fabric to finish off the back and the assemble the quilt. It shouldn't be too hard. I just need to get my butt into gear.
|Curio Hexagon Quilt Top|
|Curio Hexagon Quilt pieced back|
|Unfinished Zig-Zag Quilt|
|Postcard quilt centre|
|Original Postcard Quilt from Kaffe Fassett's book Quilt Road|
7. Flora Kaleidscope quilt (started by my mom in 2014)
My mom finished piecing this quilt top from Moda Flora FQ bundle, and she even managed to finish safety pinning the quilt sandwich just shortly before she became very ill and passed away in June 2014. I plan to machine quilt it myself; I haven't felt much like working on it because it makes me feel a bit sad.
|Flora Kaleidoscope Quilt top|
My completely finished quilts are shown at the end of the right side panel of my blog. Fortunately, there are more slightly more finishes than UFOs! ;)
Friday, 1 May 2015
I finished piecing my two-by-two Rose Tea-Party quilt top this morning. It took longer than I anticipated due to some mistakes and unfortunate unpicking, but I persevered :). The finished quilt top is approximately 53" x 47", so its a small quilt. Now I will make a quilt sandwich and get quilting.