Thursday, June 26, 2014

A Kaffe Fabric Wallhanging - ALYOF

When I set my A Lovely Year of Finishes June goal, I really didn't have a lot of hope of achieving it.  But a tiny hole opened up in my quilting schedule so I loaded it up and quilted away into the wee hours of the morning. While I hate to loose the sleep, it sure feels good to get another old project off my dwindling to-do list.



This was a round robin project I was involved in about 3 years ago. This top was made by myself, Sheila Sinclair Snyder (Licence to Quilt), Lisa Bee-Wilson (Towerhouse Quilts) and my good friend Penny. It has been in the closet waiting to be quilted all this time.  It turned out a bit larger than I expected and won't fit on the wall I had planned.  I considered removing part of the piecing but I just couldn't part with any of it.  I will just have to find a new place to display it.







Because I had a short time to quilt this, I kept the quilting pretty easy so no marking was needed.  Some tight swirly fill, matchstick quilting and pebbling densely quilted some areas.  Other areas I left unquilted or put in some simple geometric shapes.






I even used squiggly lines in the striped fabrics so I didn't have to get out my rulers.

 On the back is a big, beautiful Kaffe Fassett print.  Yum!

I quilted the entire top using a rust and an olive green thread.  And I love the rust solid fabric I used for the binding.  Really tied everything together.



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So far this year, I have achieved 5 of my 6 ALYOF goals so I am quite pleased with myself. Thanks Sew Bittersweet Designs for helping me focus on getting old projects into a finished state!









And thanks to everyone who entered my recent giveaway.  Sorry I didn't get a chance to respond to all of your comments but know I appreciated each and every one!

This lovely bundle of Mirabelle fabric is going to:

# 45 Lauren Deel.  She has already been contacted and is pretty excited about winning!


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I am off to link up with Needle and Thread Thursday, Inspire Us Thursday and I Quilt Thursdays.  Hope you get a chance to follow the links and see what others are up to.

10 comments:

Anne said...

What a playful fun quilt. Nicely finished.

Sheila said...

I want to see this in person! Please enter it into the Blackberry Jam show!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Congratulations on getting it finished! It's fun to surprise ourselves sometimes. :)

Karen H said...

What a fun quilt! I like everything about it and I think the quilting choices you made finish it off perfectly!

Jacky said...

I think Kaffe's fabric is growing on me. I particularly like the fabric in the pointy bits at the bottom!
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Catskill Quilter said...

I love your quilt! (I pinned 3 of the photos -- it is such a fun, distinctive design and a great use of his fabrics!) You must be so stoked to have it finished! Congrats!

Muv said...

Hello Cynthia,

This quilt looks like pure fun from start to finish. The colours are just gorgeous, and the quilting fits the whole mood of the quilt.

Would you like to join in the linky this week on my blog, Free Motion Mavericks? It is early days yet, and it would be great to see you there.
http://lizzielenard-vintagesewing.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/free-motion-mavericks-link-up-week.html

Love from England, Muv

Sandy said...

What a fun quilt! Congrats on getting it done.

Michele said...

Yeah for it not being a UFO any more.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

I love this one and glad you shared as I missed it earlier!! V:) (The barking dog is my favorite!!)