Thursday, 10 November 2016

New yummy Kaffe Fassett fabrics

Look what arrived in the post. I love the latest prints and colours from Kaffe Fassett collective. Can't wait to start cutting it up and making something.

Monday, 31 October 2016

Paper-pieced hexagon quilt top almost done!

I've finished hand-piecing together the stars and rosettes of my paper-pieced hexagon quilt. All I need to do now is fill in the background with a few more hexies. 

Spring is in full force here in the Western Cape. Our new front garden put on a show thanks to the cool spring weather.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Curio hexagon quilt finished at last

At long last I finished machine-quilting and binding my Curio hexagon quilt made with a jelly roll and some yardage. And just in time to give it to my friend for her birthday yesterday (phew!). She loved it! Here is a link to the Tutorial where I explain in detail how I made the quilt top.
For the quilting I stitched around the inner and out hexagons.
Here is picture of the pieced backing made from the leftovers. So basically the quilt is reversible.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Hexagon paper-pieced quilt assembly

I've started assembling my paper-pieced hexagon quilt this week. It's been going surprisingly quicker than I anticipated. I hope to be done soon!

Here below is the layout of the stars and rosette blocks before assembly. Once I've assembled the blocks, then I will finish off the edges with background and partial blocks.

I've also, at long last, basted my Curio hexagon quilt (which I finished piecing almost 4 years ago...) and I've started machine-quilting the hexagon shapes. Its going to be a gift for one of my dearest friends that I met in high school.

Monday, 30 May 2016

Paper-Piecing update

So my paper-piecing project has reached an approximate size of 72" x 85", which should fit a queen size double bed. All that I have left to do now is fill in all the background hexagons using the Kaffe Fassett's Chalk Spots print, and then I must figure out the layout and assemble all the rosettes and stars. Should take me about another month or so...

Saturday, 28 May 2016

And the winner of the 100th Blog Post Giveaway is...

And the winner is comment number 8! 
Congratulations to Lee Ann from Nifty Quilts, she wrote the following comment: 

"Congratulations on your 100th post! I enjoy seeing every one of your creations. Your prize is very generous! I think my favorite Kaffe fabric is the turquoise awning stripe.I tried desperately to find two more yards for a border recently with no luck."

I will be shipping off 100 charm squares of Kaffe Fassett fabric shortly! I can't wait to see what she makes with it.

Friday, 13 May 2016

100th Blog Post Giveaway!

Today is my 100th blog post! To celebrate, I am giving away 100 unique 5" x 5" (charm) squares rotary cut from my extensive Kaffe Fassett stash! A few rare prints will be included.

All you have to do to enter, is to leave a comment on this post telling me which Kaffe Fassett fabric print is your all-time personal favourite! 

Entries close in 2 weeks from now, on Friday, 27 May 2016. The winner will be randomly drawn using a random number generator. The fabric will be shipped anywhere in the world!  Feel free to tell all Kaffe Fassett fabric fans about the give-away!