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! 

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Getting there...

We had a lovely long weekend, so I made quite a bit of progress on my hexagon quilt. Also a few more purple-toned fabrics that I ordered from Kaffe Fassett's latest collection arrived by post last week. Just in time!

Also we got a new little budgie friend for Sweety-Bird and Luc. Her name is Cutie. I think that she looks like a cloudy sky. She is very playful and a bit boisterous; she spends a lot of time chasing the two males around. They're not used to such a bold budgie, LOL.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Kaffe Fassett Fabric Album

Kaffe Fassett Fabric Album, Page 1: Roman glass
Over the past few weekends I've been working on making an album of all my Kaffe Fassett Fabrics. I'm hoping it will help me to compare the colours and scales of prints for projects (and also its so beautiful and inspirational to page through it!) without having to dig through my stash on the shelf. 

Kaffe Fassett Fabric Album, Page 2-3: Roman Glass, Mosaic, August Rose, Paperweight

I used a scrapbooking album that I had lying about. I cut 3" squares from each fabric that I have using pinking shears. I stick the fabrics to the white mounting paper using a small piece of double-sided tape, so that I can easily remove the fabric to take it out and put it back again. I put the fabrics in chronological order, based on the catalogue number in the Kaffe Fassett Collective. I've shared my whole collection below. Which prints are your favourites? 

Kaffe Fassett Fabric Album, Page 4-5: Paperweight, Diagonal Stripe, Lotus Leaf
Kaffe Fassett Fabric Album, Page 6-7: Zinnia, Kimono, Planets, Beach Balls, Cabbage and Rose, Romany
Kaffe Fassett Fabric Album, Page 8-9: Cloisonne, Flower Basket, Bead Stripe, Shirt Stripes, Organic Dot
Kaffe Fassett Fabric Album, Page 10-11: Organic Dot, Dahlia Blooms, Floating Flower, Paper Fans
Kaffe Fassett Fabric Album, Page 12-13: Paper Fans, Guinea Flower
Kaffe Fassett Fabric Album, Page 14-15: Guinea Flower, Paisley Jungle, Pinking Flower, Minton, Targets, Bekah
Kaffe Fassett Fabric Album, Page 16-17: Bekah, Spots
Kaffe Fassett Fabric Album, Page 18-19: Spots, Aboriginal Dots
Kaffe Fassett Fabric Album, Page 20-21: Aboriginal Dots, Persimmon, Asha, Lichen, Silhouette Rose
Kaffe Fassett Fabric Album, Page 22-23: Silhouette Rose, Anemone, Daisy, Stencil Carnation, Dancing Leaves, Heraldic, Winding Floral, Clouds
Kaffe Fassett Fabric Album, Page 24-25: Clouds, Flower Dot, Star Flowers, Asian Circles, Chevron Stripe
Kaffe Fassett Fabric Album, Page 26-27: Big Blooms, Millefiore, Lake Blossoms

Kaffe Fassett Album, Page 28-29: Lake Blossoms, Russian Rose, Henna, Bubble Flowers, Kirman, Wood Ear
Kaffe Fassett Album, Page 30-31: Wood Ear, Persian Vase, Buttons, Forest of Arden, Mirage Stripe, Suzani
Kaffe Fassett Album, Page 32-33: Sprays, Plink, Cogs, Rosette, Pencils, Palm Fans
Kaffe Fassett Album, Page 34-35: Palm Fans, Line Dance, Ombre, Tile Flowers, Chard, Oriental Trees
Kaffe Fassett Album, Page 36-37: Oriental Trees, Frilly, Peking, Belle Epoch, Jupiter
Kaffe Fassett Album, Page 38-39: Flame Stripe, Surrey, Ribbon Stripe, Antwerp Flowers, Lotus Stripe, Cascades, Thousand Flowers
Kaffe Fassett Album, Page 40-41: Regency Daisy, Ferns, Dream, Strata
Kaffe Fassett Album, Page 42: Button Flowers, Striped Heraldic
I love the more muted, rich and pastel shades in his most recent collection. The new "Strata" print is stunning; imagine a "shirt stripe boxes" quilt with that!