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I am so pleased with this quilt which I bought as a kit (at this on line shop) some time ago and finally got around to making. I have long wanted to make a bed size quilt using all Kaffe Fassett fabrics – not only do I have a wonderful collection of this designer’s books, but I have a healthy stash of his fabrics as well. I decided to purchase a kit because I felt a bit intimidated in putting together these large scale, bright prints…and now that I have actually made this quilt, I think I have a better understanding of how to use Kaffe’s fabrics to their best advantage.
This is a fairly simple quilt – it is essentially 3.5″ squares sewn together to create the gradations of color in the overall pattern. I used my design wall to lay out the pieces before stitching so that I would not make any mistakes!
This quilt is a generous double bed size at 85″ X 85″.
I used left over fabric and picked up some coordinating fabric at a local shop to piece the back which actually took me longer to make than the front! But, I am really pleased with the result which makes the quilt totally reversible.
The quilt is quilted with pink thread using straight lines both vertically and horizontally. I stitched about a 1/4″ on either side of each seam.
I hand embroidered a label using left over scraps of material and perl cotton floss.
The batting is 100% wool which is light and warm and, although it does not make the quilt as crinkly as cotton, it is perfect for those cold nights ahead. I hope this quilt will bring light and color to the short winter days and remind me that spring follows the snow!