Monday, December 21, 2009

Starting Something New

Hello Everyone,

Have you ever had the urge to start something new?? I bet you all have. That urge to start a new project seems to be never ending here. I had been looking through some of the Kaffe books that I own and while most of his quilts I love and want to make, I settled on one in particular.

Part of the reason is that I wanted something quick to do. So I went into my stash and found these lovely woven stripes that I had purchased in a quilt shop on clearance several years ago.



Aren't they just gorgeous colors? I love them all and it was finally time to use them.


So I took a look at the templates in the book and of course I had a ruler that matched just perfect. I just love it when that happens.


Started cutting into the striped fabric and voila...


This will be the result for many of the stripes there.

In my next post, I will show you the pattern and some of my results with the stripes. Just beautiful. At least I think so.

If you missed it check out my newest podcast here or in iTunes. It is getting really close to Christmas. I hope you are all enjoying this wonderful season.

Until Next Time...


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46 comments:

Stephanie said...

The colors of candy. Awesome stripes and another gorgeous quilt in the works.

Linda B said...

What treasures to find in your stash! The colors really shout Kaffe! Looking forward to more pictures.
Merry merry.

Cathi said...

Gorgeous glorious colour! Really am looking forward to seeing more pictures of this project.

Quilts on Bastings said...

Love the colours and stripes. I have made the Kaffe Fassett Handkerchief Corners Quilt which is still one of my favourites.

Annette said...

I am intrigued and am looking forward to seeing the rest of the quilt. Gorgeous colors!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Love those stripes! what a great find in your stash!

Vicki W said...

Can't wait to see what you are doing with these great fabrics.

Messy Karen said...

yummy colors.

Nedra said...

You know I love anything Kaffe. I just got his newest book and fell asleep last night thinking of which project I enjoyed the most. I love how you are working with the stripes already.

karenfae said...

Such wonderful bright stripes! you were wise to buy so many different ones while on sale. It will be interesting to see what this quilt will look like :)
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Quilt or Dye said...

Gotta love those stripes! You are putting them to good use!

alobsiger said...

You have some luscious stripes there, Miss Jackie! This is going to be a YUMMY quilt!

Jewel said...

Those are gorgeous! I love them! Brights are my favorite.

Chelsea said...

This looks verrrrry cute! Can't wait to see what it turns in to.

And thanks for using the colors I've been obsessing over lately!!! Darn you purples reds and pinks, you're taking over my brain!

Needled Mom said...

Just gorgeous! I love the way the stripes make another pattern.

Carol from Panama said...

Ooooh Kaffe - my favorite - but I don't have any of his woven stripes - can't wait to see what you do with them!!

Barb said...

ohhhhhhhh my goodness.....that is the loveliest fabric I have seen in a long time....I just want to climb through the computer and come and play with your fabrics....can't wait to see it finished.

Tracey said...

"Lovely jumbly"!

Your post showing how you display your quilts has really inspired me to get cracking and pull out the quilts and get them on show AND given me some ideas for new quilts, But I need to tidy my sewing room first. I'm breaking for 10 mins to have a cuppa and regain my strength for the next declutter!

I have several of Kaffe books ... but all I ever do is look at them. I haven't made one from them yet! Maybe now I will!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

That fabric is wonderful. Save every scrap!!! Good for hyou to cut into it!! What a quilt it will make!!

em's scrapbag said...

I love the bright wovens. Can't wait to see more.

Michaela said...

Beautiful fabrics.
I always have the urge to start something new, so I have a lot of unfinished projects.

Michaela

Selvage Quilter said...

What a gorgeous quilt that will be! I love those stripes. Kaffe really knows how to put the colors together. I'll be watching for photos of the finished quilt.

Do we like to start something new? Uh, yeah. I don't want to say how many new projects I have!

Karen

craft-crazed said...

oh I do like where you are headed with those gorgeous stripes you got there!

~candace

paulette said...

OHHHH I'm going to love this quilt....keep cutting....keep posting....;o)
Paulette

Karen said...

Fun fabric! Excellent block!

wishes, true and kind said...

Oh, Jackie, those fabrics are just gorgeous and make me feel so happy looking at them. I have always wanted to play around with just stripes (after inspiration from Kaffe). Have fun!

Colleen said...

How cool is that? Looks great, Jackie!

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

That's what I planned to do with some of the stripes I own...but I'm liking your stripes better! :) And now that I see you used that ruler, I will too. (I was just going to cut squares into fourths...) :)

pratima said...

I Love this pattern! What a fun project to use those gorgeous stripes!!

Diane J. Evans said...

Wow, how yummy! Bless your energy for finding the time to start a new project during holiday week -- and this one's going to be a beauty! Can't wait to see more blocks!

Diane

Cathy said...

Oh Jackie your stripes are divine, and even 'diviner' when cut up and made into stripey squares!!! This will be a stunning quilt xo

Heleen said...

Oh, what a lovely fabrics! This is going to be another wonderful new project, can't wait to see more!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, looks like you're up to something fun Jackie! Can't wait to see what happens with those stripes!

Kim D. said...

Your fabrics are lovely and I like the block your making.

WoolenSails said...

I like the idea of cutting the stripes like that, makes a whole new look.

Debbie

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

those fabrics are gorgeous - sure wish they'd bring them back. definitely prefer them to all the florals. Hope you're saving all your scraps for something fabulous as well.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

What great fabrics. The colors wow me. I love what you did with the striped block. Why piece and piece little sections when the fabric will do it all for you. I try to do that in my quilts too. Why applique a flower when fussy cutting does it all? I love doing this.

Janet said...

This is going to be one gorgeous luscious quilt. I've always loved that quilt pattern and I can't wait to see more.

Sherri said...

You've started another gorgeous project! Merry Christmas!!!

Melanie said...

oo looks very interesting. Love the colours.

Stephanie said...

Jackie, I love this. Love the fabrics and love what you have done with them. Don't you just love Kaffe? Have a great holiday season and I wish you and your family well! Stephanie

MichelleB said...

This is going to be lovely! I think I know just what pattern you are using. I have some stripes that I want to try on that same pattern. I can hardly wait to see yours!

Christine said...

Merry Christmas, Jackie. Look forward to seeing more of your stripey quilt soon.

belinda said...

....well, I'm just green with envy....BUT...clapping...clapping.....hurry....I can't wait to see!!!

carol said...

I can't wait to see this quilt finished. it's going to be gorgeous!!!!

Chris said...

I have a whole bunch of stripy fabric put away with this pattern in mind. I look forward to seeing your results! Merry Christmas!

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