Kaffe Fassett Quilt 3

Project Description

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. 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!

What you will need

  • 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.

Q&A with jmn111

andylou asked:
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.
jmn111 answered:
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.
bamadog11814060 asked:
Love the quilt. Where can I find/buy project infor/inst for Kaffe Fassett Ouilt 3?
jmn111 answered:
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.