Sunday, October 4, 2009

Not My Intention

Hello Everyone,

You should all remember the Kaffe quilts that I have been working on and posting about, right? Well for the one that I finished, a few posts ago, I thought I would piece the backing. So, I started to piece it and this is what became of some of the scraps...


"Hmmm..." I said to myself. This looks like it would be a great coin quilt.
So I kept on sewing scraps and ended up with three rows! I liked it!


So I put it on the floor (design wall still occupied with another project) to lay it out with white to see how it would look. Of course, at this point my helper, Pavi, came by to inspect.


I think he liked the white. He laid down on it for his stamp of approval. Thanks, Pavi!


So I sewed the rows together with the white and, VOILA, my quilt back. NOT!!!!


I just thought it was too pretty to be the back, so now I have another quilt front!


I just thought it was too pretty to be on the back. Plus, the way I have decided to quilt the other top, this backing just wouldn't work out. So the initial intention was a good one, but turned out better. At least I think so!

So the rest of this week, I will be spending tying up loose ends before I go to Quilt Market!! I am getting excited! In the meantime, I have created a new Etsy treasury for you to feast your eyes. You can see it here, but hurry, it expires on Thursday. It is all QUILTS!!

Also, of note, don't forget Amy's Blogger Quilt Festival begins this week! Be sure to have your quilts ready for posting.

And for more inspiration, check out the new quilts uploaded to my gallery. I think you will like.

Until Next Time...


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55 comments:

karenfae said...

it is very pretty - I love all those colors. I should think of doing something like that with all these scraps that I have. But - I have to many other things to finish up on right now so I better not even think of anything else.!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Nedra said...

I agree, much too pretty for a back. The Kaffes are so beautiful next to white.

Valerie A. Heck said...

That is beautiful, I love all the colors!

Stina said...

Love the colours ... and what a great way to use the leftovers...:o) and I think its a fantastic quilt number two... :o)

Linda said...

I agree, it's far too sweet to be on the back, very yummy fabric combo.

Annemariesquilt said...

Ohhh så pretty and the white makes it pop up and complete it. I can very well understand why you will keep this as a quilttop too..
I guess you can always find another backing for your other quilt ;-))
Are you going to Huston Quilt Festival?? Lucky girl anyway!!

Exuberant Color said...

It is WAY TOO PRETTY for a back. I love it.

Annette said...

That is just so pretty! It needs to be on the top, I love looking at it. Makes me smile.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love the coins Jackie!! Way too cute for a quilt back. Lots of eye candy in the gallery and treasuries!! Thanks.

kclily said...

I absolutely love the surprise quilt top. One of these days I have to cut into my Kaffe fabrics.

MichelleB said...

I LOVE it! Have a great time at the Quilt Festival. I can hardly wait to see all of the pictures.

em's scrapbag said...

Very nice Jackie. I love when this happens to me. Some of my best designs came about unintentionaly. This is fabulous!

wishes, true and kind said...

Love the little coin quilt, which can now be enjoyed in it's own right. Playing with fabrics is so fun, and you never know where it will lead you.

Carin said...

it is beautiful and I agree way to pretty for a back!

Blue Is Bleu said...

Definitely too nice for the back! I like happy accidents like that :) Very beautiful colours btw!

Carla said...

You make such pretty quilts Jackie. This is just lovely and I adore your helper.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh that is a feast for the eyes!! Out of a back a front is born!!! Love it!

Stephanie said...

Yes, it deserves to be a quilt not a back. Candy-licious!

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

LOVE IT! :)

Andi said...

That new quilt top is absolutely stunning!!!!
Andi :-)

Heleen said...

It is beautiful! To pretty for the back.

Janet said...

I'm so glad you decided to find another back because this is a quilt front. Beautiful.

Piwacket said...

Piwacket agrees with Pavi...that is one beautiful quilt top! Perhaps you should call it Serendipity since it's such a happy accident. Have fun at Quilt Market.

Anne said...

Definitely deserves to be a quilt on its own - love those fabrics on the white background.

Stephanie (A Ditchin' Time Quilts) said...

Oh I love it! Wonderful quilt. Of course I love his fabrics. Very beautiful work and quilts! Thanks for sharing ~ Stephanie

Thimbleanna said...

Hahaha -- you know it's a good quilt when the kitty loves it! I definitely couldn't have used that on a back -- it's too gorgeous!

Brenda said...

You have to love a cat who helps!

Cathi said...

The kitty seal of approval is so special! That is a great quilt -- love the fabrics!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

That is one cute helper you have there Jackie....and the fabrics just 'jump'....gorgeous.

Quilts on Bastings said...

I love your new quilt top - just beautiful and too nice for a back.

Cathy said...

Oh Jackie I love it...I'm so glad you didn't use these gorgeous fabrics for the backing, such a sunny quilt. xo

Sherri said...

I agree..that is definitely another quilt top...not a back! Gorgeous use of those fabrics!

bingo~bonnie said...

Smart you - two quilts instead of one! Love all the rainbow colors... so pretty! ;)

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Rumi said...

I'm with Pavi, love the white with the Kaffe's. Smart use of leftovers! Too nice for the back of a quilt!

Robyn said...

Jackie, I adore your new Quilt back - NOT!!! lol
Don't you love it when these things happen!! Woohoo!
Sooo very pretty!

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

It would have been such a shame to use this as a back
hugs,
Sharon

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Even better! I love those fabrics :) Thanks for the mention!

pratima said...

So so pretty!! The colors are just beautiful. Love it!
Your kitty is so cute :)

Marianne said...

Very nice, Jackie! You can't go wrong with Kaffe. Envious of your trip to Houston, take lots of pictures!

henny said...

Very pretty Jackie!
I've just received my first Kaffe "jungle stripe" series, sent by my one good friend from Singapore. Excited!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

What a great display of fabrics. I think it is beautiful. You will quilt it really lovely too, I know.

jacquie said...

love when serendipity strikes! i'm so jealous you're going to market! i know you'll have a ball...travel safely!

Melanie said...

The Kaffe fabrics are wonderful. I've been using them in the Folklore quilt with felts. LOL another front instead. I don't blame you at all.

Janet said...

What a bonus quilt, so gorgeous and colourful, I suppose all your quilts get a cat scan, lol.

Jen said...

I really like that. I normally am not a big Kaffe fan, but I love the colors and gradation. This is probably my the best quilt I've seen using his fabrics. No lie. I think you're right, that doesn't deserve to go on the back of a quilt.

Sweet P said...

What a gorgeous back . . . I mean top! LOL!

amy smart said...

So much fun! What a great 'scrap' quilt. Those Kaffes are just beautiful.

imquilternity said...

Too gorgeous!!! I'm so glad you didn't put this on the back of a quilt! Have fun at market...maybe one of these time I'll see you there. Are you going in Spring?

Ginger Patches said...

Love it!! Glad it's going to be a front :)

solomi558 said...

Hi Jackie I,m cottonreel I just joined yor blog . I live in England and I,m a great Kaffe fan, and , I chatted to him at the quilt festival held in Birmingham this year, he,s lovely

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looks wonderful...and yes it is far too pretty to be a back!

tooznie said...

I agree, definitely much too pretty to be a backing!

Chris said...

Beautiful work Jackie. A great way to showcase beautiful fabrics.

Christine said...

Love your coin quilt and the adorable pictures of Pavi. Oliver is impressed too.

sewkalico said...

I agree, far too gorgeous for a quilt back!!! What a cute cat too!

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