Friday, July 31, 2020

A Big Kaffe Finish

Over the last few months, I have made a concerted effort to try and finish some of the many UFOs I have hidden around my sewing room.




I think I cut the fabrics for this quilt back in early 2016.  This quilt is made using the block pattern I had published in an old Quilty magazine called Letters of Love.  




When I cut the fabric, I wanted to use up some of the stash Kaffe Fassett prints I have collected for decades.  I used prints and shot cottons in fall colors.




I think I planned to use this quilt on my bed but like so many projects that sit around for years, I am not that in love with it.  So I am not really sure what I will do with it.  It is a nice big 80 x 80".




I quilted a large floral quilting pattern on it called Camelia.  The blocks are each 16" square so the big 8" flower works really well.




I even had a big cut of Kaffe Fassett fabric already put away for the backing.




It does look pretty on the nice green grass!

My UFO/project list now stands at 26...it was 23 but my bestie (otherwise known as my "scrap dealer") gave me two giant bags of scraps and three projects were started before I could get them all put away.

I will be sharing more information on those soon!







If you are fan of the Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics, did you notice that Connecting Threads is carrying the new Veggies collection by Martha Negley?  Boy are they lovely!





15 comments:

  1. That's a great block Cynthia. Another finish is always a good thing even if you're no longer in love with it. The same happens to me sometimes. The colors have a very fallish feel to them so maybe you'll find a good use for it in a couple of months when fall arrives. I'm curious about how it was working with the shot cottons. Did you prewash them? I have a group of Kaffe stripes and shots I'm hoping to use and am not sure how to handle them. I normally don't prewash but they are so loose and thin in comparison to regular quilting cottons.

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  2. It’s a gorgeous quilt, but I do understand falling out of love with a project. Maybe you’re just tired of looking at it in project mode? I know I sometimes get tired of something I’ve worked on for awhile, and like it better later.

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  3. I find that I go through two or three cycles while making a top. Love, hate, and back again. Personally, I love this quilt. Good job.

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  4. I really, really like it. It is a rare quilt that after it is on my wall and then on the longarm that I am in love with after all that. Only a couple still thrill me. I can't wait to move on to something else.

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  5. That's a great block! Every time I look at it I see something different. The backing is definitely perfect for the quilt top, too. You are doing a great job finishing up UFOs lately!

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  6. Wow! That’s a beauty! I can understand you might not love it any longer but it’s a stunning quilt.

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  7. Awesome finish, Cynthia!! LOVE those rich colors of Autumn!

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  8. Love the color palette and great block design. It took me a bit to see the envelop.

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  9. It's a gorgeous quilt! I visited my sister and came home with three of HER unfinished projects. How does that happen?! Like I don't have enough of my own? I haven't actually counted, but I don't think I have quite that many, although I could be deluding myself.

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  10. Beautiful, rich colors! I love the floral quilting design, too. Sometimes quilts cool off in storage, and sometimes they heat up. I just finished one that I was really ambivalent about as a flimsy, but really liked it as it reached the top of the to-be-quilted pile. And isn't it funny how "new" scraps are just so invigorating? I'm not surprised you started something else using them :)

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  11. Ah, your friend is an Enabler, giving you all those scrap fabrics! Keep her around :) This quilt is lovely. I have difficulty 'seeing' the finished product, so I vacillate between the love/hate emotions much the same as the others. Good to have her done, and I do like your pattern!

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  12. Your "scrap dealer?!!" LMAO! :-). A finished quilt that isn't your favorite is SO MUCH BETTER than a UFO that isn't your favorite. I think this one has a harvest feel as well as a vaguely vintage 70s vibe from the assortment of colors in the KF prints. And your Camelia quilting design choice works really well with the fabric prints, both in the style of the floral motif (which almost reads like cabbages to me, especially where it's quilted on the deep plum and green solids) as well as the scale. Great job on this finish. If you really don't love it for yourself, you might consider gifting it to any young adult family members who might be in their first home or apartment. This quilt would look amazing in a minimalist/contemporary home, either on a bed as originally intended or hanging on a wall.

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  13. It is absolutely beautiful!!! Give it a little time and space and you'll fall in love with it again, Cynthia. I love the vibrant colors!!!

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  14. I love "scrap dealer" and the fact that your UFOs jumped 23 to 26 just like that. A true kindred spirit...none of my quilty friends get why or how I can work on so many quilts at once.

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  15. That is a really pretty one - and unique to me! I like it!!

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