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Kaffe Fassett Blush Quilt

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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!

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This quilt counts toward the third quarter of the 2012 Finish Along (visit my pre-quarter post to see all the quilt projects I hope to finish this quarter).

18 Comments

  1. September 6, 2012    

    aw, this is really really beautiful!

  2. Tui Tui
    September 6, 2012    

    You just knocked my socks off with this one, Wendy! It’s GORGEOUS!

  3. September 6, 2012    

    It’s beautiful! I love how Kaffe Fassett’s name crosses over from the knitting world to the quilting world. 🙂

  4. September 6, 2012    

    It’s beautiful! Looks very cozy too. 🙂

  5. September 6, 2012    

    I can see why you’re pleased with it – it’s gorgeous!

  6. September 6, 2012    

    Love it! It’s beautiful!

  7. Barbara Bartels Barbara Bartels
    September 6, 2012    

    Another lovely product of your hands. What remarkable hands they must be! I love the colors.

  8. September 6, 2012    

    That is beautiful, I love it.

  9. September 6, 2012    

    I love it! You’re right, it will be just the thing to brighten overcast winter mornings.

  10. paula paula
    September 7, 2012    

    what a breathtakingly beautiful quilt Wendy! I LOVE it!!

  11. Linda Linda
    September 7, 2012    

    What a fabulous quilt! Kaffe Fassett fabrics and books are so inspiring. I have been fortunate to meet him several times and hear three talks too. But I have never made one of his quilts! Good for you.

  12. Elisabeth Elisabeth
    September 9, 2012    

    Love your quilt! Couldn’t find the kit on the website, where exactly is it?

  13. September 9, 2012    

    It’s so beautiful! Oh, I love it…. my mother collects Kaffe Fasset books and I think would like to make one one day, if her hands (arthritis) let her. I love the colours in your quilt, that is splendid and beautiful and so warming for a winter’s night.

  14. September 9, 2012    

    It is absolutely STUNNING. And delicious. But mostly stunning.

  15. September 10, 2012    

    This looks like it belongs on a bed in a little beach cottage in Hawaii. It’s GORGEOUS!!! I love the color combinations. If this were for sale, you’d have yourself a buyer!

    BTW, today’s Shelf Awareness mentions Kaffe Fassett’s new book (Dreaming in Color: An Autobiography). He sounds like a fascinating man with an interesting background.

  16. September 12, 2012    

    Pretty quilt! It will keep you happy in the depths of winter

  17. Michelle Michelle
    September 16, 2012    

    Absolutely gorgeous quilt! 🙂

  18. September 16, 2012    

    OOH I love this – beautiful!

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