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The other day I sifted through my quilting works in progress and discovered THREE finished tops and backs, just waiting to be quilted. So I dug them out, sewed bindings and labels for each, made a trip to the quilt store for batting, and decided to get them done.
The first quilt in the group was one I actually pieced while at my sister’s house last fall. I love Kaffe Fassett – I love his quilt designs, I adore his bright and bold fabrics, and I love the silky feel and quality of the fabrics produced by Westminster Fabrics. I decided to call this quilt “Bohemian-style” because of its bright, unconventional fabrics and silky feel…for some reason it reminds me of Romanian gypsy fabric.
This quilt is very, very simple -but the bold fabrics are what make it pop. Each “block” is a 10″ square of fabric stitched together in a random order. The quilt is sized to be a comfortable lap quilt: 53″ X 53″. The back is mostly one piece of fabric, but I had some leftover 10.5″ blocks that I pieced in a strip across the middle. The batting is silk – which I love for its soft drape and warmth. The binding is a Kaffe stripe in purple and magenta colors. I decided to do a meandering, stipple type quilting.
I really love this quilt – it is a cheerful, very soft blanket-type quilt that will add color to any room it is in.
As with all my quilts, I made a label for the back…
Now, I just need to get to those other projects!!!