Sunday, December 27, 2009

Stripes and Kaffe

Hello Everyone,

I hope that everyone has had a wonderful holiday! I can't believe that in just a few short days 2009 will be gone and we will be welcoming in 2010. Where on earth did the year go?

Anyway, some progress is being made on my striped blocks and I wanted to share with you my inspiration for this quick project.



Since I do have quite a few Kaffe books, I had pulled them all out and had been leafing through them for some inspiration for a new project. His Passionate Patchwork book did the job for me. I mean just look at the quilt on the cover.


So I had some striped fabric in my stash, as you all saw from my previous post. By the way, that is about all the striped that I have in my stash. Not sure I understand why, because I really love them. I saw this first striped quilt, in the book, and just loved it.



Then this second one and loved it too!! What to do?? Which do I choose??


Then I saw this one. Unfortunately the color scheme in the picture did very little for me. The muted colors just aren't my style. I am sure you have all noted that from reading my posts. But what I really liked about this quilt was the variety in sizes of the squares. There are 3 different sizes 9, 6, and 3 inch blocks. I think that having the different sizes definitely adds interest.


So I began cutting into my striped fabric stash. I used the EZ Companion Angle Ruler by Darlene Zimmerman. The sizes were just right and matched the templates that Kaffe provided in the book!!


After cutting into a few of the stripes, I just needed to know what it was going to look like, so I laid them out for a peek. Since these photos were taken I have sewn a few of the blocks together and I just love them. I will definitely take more photos. I think over the holidays I will be working on it and hope to have some blocks up on the design wall.

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Psssst... just a hint there will be a special coming really soon. Hope to see you there!

Until Next Time...

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32 comments:

Catswhiskers said...

Amazing kaleidoscope of colours!
Beautiful

Shari said...

I just love your stripes! That is going to be a very striking quilt with a big 'wow' factor!

Cheers!
Shari

karenfae said...

I love the stripes. You know amazing but I do not have any Kaffe books. I'm just working on too many things to get any more books right now. I will love watching you put your quilt together. I along with you wonder where the heck did 2009 go to, the year has flown by.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Stephanie said...

May 2010 be the year of stripes! Love them.

kimbuktu said...

I like the brights too, in fact I am using some African charms I purchased from you in a placemat set right now.

Rumi said...

I should buy more stripes! Love the way your blocks are looking!

Nedra said...

I have always loved the way Kaffe uses stripes. I've collected quite a few of his striped fabrics and they just sit for now until I have time to play with them. You did a great job withthem, and I appreciate the tip on using the ruler. I'm writing that idea down for further use.

Barb said...

I like all that you showed and really think the one you chose will be very striking...

Needled Mom said...

Lovely and I love the different size blocks.

kclily said...

I can't wait to see more stripe blocks. It is going to make a very striking quilt.

Vicki W said...

I can't wait to see all of the stripes together!

Cathi said...

Stripes, stripes and more stripes! Love 'em. :-) I can't wait to see more as you get more of the blocsk done!

belinda said...

Oh girl....this is getting yummier
by the minute!!

Exuberant Color said...

I like all of his striped quilts too. There is another one in "Glorius Patchwork" that is my all time favorite with stripes. After watching yours progress I know I'll have to try one too. I have a whole box of striped fabrics (but that's no surprise I'm sure).

wishes, true and kind said...

Passionate Patchwork is one of my all time favorite Kaffe Fassett books.

Anina said...

Lovely!
I've actually wanted to try those squares myself but I don't have too many striped fabrics.
Have fun!

Zlaty said...

Very pretty! Have fun working on your project!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I can tell it is going to be fabulous Jackie!!

Marls said...

That is looking brilliant. Can't wait to see it as it progresses.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Those blocks are going to be totally neat.

Vivian said...

Quilts made from striped fabrics are so dramatic. I'll enjoy watching your progress.

Quilts on Bastings said...

Love that book, love Kaffe Fassett, love those quilts - you can't go wrong!

Carrie P. said...

Wow, what a fun quilt this one is going to be. Happy New Year!

alobsiger said...

You picked a winner (of course, they are all winners IMHO)! Looking forward to seeing more blocks. That is the pattern I'm using for the shirt stripes blocks (for Anita's quilt-along). It's so fast to cut with the right rulers! Have fun!

pratima said...

The blocks are coming-along so beautifully. Can't wait to see more of them as you're progressing :)

em's scrapbag said...

Great inspiration I'm loving your blocks.

Miss Jean said...

Wow! Those are amazing blocks. I am always too chicken to try really difficult blocks like that. I should challenge myself more!

Kim said...

Yummy

Tine said...

Oh my! Those striped blocks are really striking. What a stunning quilt they will make :)

Kim D. said...

Love the geometric fabrics and blocks, this is going to be lovely.

jacquie said...

these are definitely some of my favs of his quilts. i'm looking forward to seeing all of your blocks together.

paulette said...

Absolutely LOVE your quilt!! Must start collecting striped fabrics!! Thanks! ;o)
I already get your shop Newsletter -which I really enjoy reading...can't wait to see the sales!
Paulette

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