Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Pretty Piles of Progress

Hello Everyone,

As promised, I wanted to show you some progress on my Kaffe quilt! I just love how it is turning out, although I am not too far into the process. But I am just glad to be sewing and not unsewing!!

So I started out by cutting all those fabrics you saw here into triangles with my AccuQuilt Studio cutter. Love that thing!! See all the corners are trimmed off, makes for perfect matching.


You can see 2 HST trial blocks before beginning to sew all the rest.


Whittling away at the massive pile of triangles felt so good!


Had to show you a close up of those really pretty Kaffe's. Love them!!


I also love how they look in the chain pieced pile. Don't you?



Here are all the HSTs all sewed together and pressed open.


Now onto to the layout!

The layout will be on the plan for this week. I think I will be making two quilts from these blocks. I have plenty and I have 2 layouts in my head. All of your suggestions were terrific and everyone was appreciated. As you can see, I went with white Kona. Love the nice contrast!

On another note, I have been busy loading customer quilts in my gallery. Check them out!

I have also added some Kaffe die cut circles and tumblers to my Etsy shop! Some of the fabrics were the same ones that I used for the quilt in progress. I have also been busy die cutting different shapes of 1930s fabrics, which you can also find on my Etsy shop. Thank you all who have visited my shop and are helping to make it a success! I really appreciate it!

Until Next Time....


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31 comments:

Christine said...

They look great great, can't wait to see the quilt tops

cheers
Christine

rachel griffith said...

oooh SO pretty.
:)

Heather said...

Gorgeous - can't wait to see it finished - WOW!!!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Such pretty piles!! I love it when they all get piled up chain stitching too :)

Linda said...

Such gorgeous fabrics there Jackie, I don't know how I missed the post with them all in pretty rows, must have had my head in the sand.

Anya said...

Can't wait to see the final results!

Anina said...

I need to get me some Kaffe fabric. For some or other reason I don't have any.
Your project looks wonderful. I love HSTs

karenfae said...

I always like white with all the bright colors. I had been thinking lately of starting to do more of those. I had seen so many lately and just love the way they look and yet I only have one quilt like that at home. I also like it when the corners are cut off for perfect match ups. I use a heavy duty template for that and it has the corners cut like that.
Looking forward to seeing the end result.

Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I am in love with those, super fabric!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Awesome fabric and squares Jackie!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

This is a fun quilt. I haven't made a Kaffe quilt for years so it is fun to see yours in the making. Well I always love to see what you are up to. Thanks for your encouragement with my computer issues. I hope by Monday I'll be back. I'm using a work computer (ssh) today.

Cyndi Walker said...

Such lovely fabrics. I never seem to know what to do with the Kaffe fabrics and can't wait to see how it turns out. :)

Rumi said...

Yes, the kona white was an excellent choice! Really makes those bright kaffe fabric "pop"!
Looking forward to the completed quilts!

Heleen said...

I love, love these fabrics! this quilt will look fabulous!

Karen said...

I love your progress so far!!

PamKittyMorning said...

It all looks so cheerful and organized. I like that!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

It's looking good! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

I'm also a big fan of the chain-pieced pile. It makes you feel like you've got so much done when it's all lumped behind the machine like that!

Ginger Patches said...

Oh I can't wait to see your layouts, I love playing with HST's!!! The Kaffe looks so good with the white!

Catherine said...

Oooh, that lovely riot of colour is so enticing!! I can't wait to see your layouts playing with these!

Cathy said...

Oh Jackie, great photo's, don't these look wonderful. And yes, the Kaffe's look fabulous agains the white Kona. Love it xo

wishes, true and kind said...

I heart HSTs! Love the soft-colored Kaffe's. Love the bright-colored Kaffe's. Looking forward to more Kaffe/triangle goodness!

joan

em's scrapbag said...

Very lovely indeed.

henny said...

pretty pile and cutting :)

Melanie said...

It's looking wonderful. I think the white is perfect. Good luck with the layout and selling in your etsy shop.

Janet said...

Loving it before it's even in a quilt. I'll look forward to seeing your plans. They look great with the white.

pratima said...

Very pretty. They sparkle like jewels against the white.

MichelleB said...

Wonderful! Well darn it, now I think I need Kaffe tumblers, instead of squares. You're killing me! lol

Marianne said...

Hmmm, I'm thinking I need to start another project! Very pretty with the white.

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, SO beautiful Jackie! I can hardly wait to see the layout!!!

AnyoneCanQuilt said...

It's looking fabulous! I love the white contrast with all of those gorgeous fabrics. Looking forward to seeing your progress! x

amy smart said...

Oh that pile of squares is so pretty! I can't wait to see what it becomes! And congrats on your recent wins. Those Wonderland charm packs are like gold now. :)

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