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Kaffe Fassett Quilt 3

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
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What materials did you use? I had a selection of Kaffe Fassett fat quarters - I used about 1/3 of them to make this quilt - I'll use the others to do other things with.

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What are you most proud of? The quilting embroidery is one I designed myself - it was set up to quilt the sashing and the small squares in the corner of each block as well as the larger square in the block. Worked out quite well. I used a variegated grey thread on the top/a variegated purple thread on the bottom.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I stitched in the ditch to quilt the sandwich, then I embroidered each block. Because I wanted the sashing to be embroidered, I set up a larger embroidery to include the sashing (and the small square blocks) - there's a photo of the embroidery in the set above so you can see how it was set up. I hooped each block and used precise positioning on my machine to make sure the embroidery stitched in the right place - I wasn't dead on a few times, but the fabrics are so strong the eye doesn't pick that up!

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What a wonderful way to showcase his magnificent fabric. I don't know what you mean by "quilting embroidery"..........guess I don't see it.

07/21/2013 Flag

I've added a photo of the quilting - it's embroidery since it's done on my embroidery machine using a 200 x 200 hoop.

07/26/2013 Flag

Wonderful design. I did it in diamonds.

07/22/2013 Flag

Love the quilt. Where can I find/buy project infor/inst for Kaffe Fassett Ouilt 3?

10/04/2013 Flag

I saw a picture and went from there - what I did: cut out 35 x 6 1/2" blocks in bold prints (Kaffe Fassett), cut out 82 x 2 1/2" X 6 1/2" strips in stripes (I had two different striped fabrics so 41 of each (don't remember where I ordered them from, sorry), and 48 x 2 1/2" small squares in solids to complement the print colours (what I actually used were "freckles" which I happened to have ordered from Nancy's Notions). I created rows: 1 strip, one large block, one strip, one block....1 strip (five blocks in all) - I had 7 of those strips. Then strips of small block, strip, small block, strip...small block (I did 8 of those). Put all the strips together starting with a strip with small blocks, then strip with large blocks,,,ending with strip with small blocks. That gets you a quilt top - didn't take long at all.

10/11/2013 Flag

Now you could put a plain back on the quilt, but I decided to do something fancy: I cut 2 1/2" strips from the large print fabrics (I think I had fat quarters so the strips were either 18" or 22" - doesn't matter). Joined all the strips end to end to give me a L-O-N-G strip (jellyroll race idea), cut in half, sewed the two resulting long strips together, cut in half again and sewed the tw strips together - the resulting piece of 4 strips was long enough. Added 1" strips of the striped fabric on each side of the colourful piece, then 1 1/2" strips of solid dark teal colour (Kona cotton I bought in a local fabric shop). Then cut my batik lengthwise 2/3 - 1/3. Joined the large batik pieces to either side of the colourful, bordered piece - there's the back. Then I created an embroidery for my machine which had four designs - one for the large block, one for each strip and one for the small corner block. I quilted in the hoop after I'd made the quilt sandwich. Bound with some pre cut 2 1/2" strips I had from another project.

10/11/2013 Flag