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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Count down, 3 more rows...............

I only have 3 more rows of blocks to sew and then I can sew the whole thing together.  I am going to have the dark in the center (see both ways on yesterday's post).  By rotating every block 1/2 turn, each fabric got 2 new neighbor fabrics by them.  I had to switch a few to new locations because of that.

I have decided that the next 2 triangle quilts will be charm quilts, which means that each fabric is used only once.  I cut triangles from 27 more Kaffe fabrics and I have more to do.  I hadn't previously cut from any of my pieces that were 1/4 yard of less.  Right now I have about 150 different fabrics cut.  I cut each print/style number in all of the different colorways that I have so the print is repeated but not in the same color. 

I started collecting Kaffe fabrics about 15 years ago.  About 6 years ago several online stores started discontinuing the older lines and I was able to get them at great prices so I could afford every color of every print.  When they got down to $4 or less I would buy enough of some of them for backings.  I have 4" or less left of some of them so I am using them, not just collecting them.

17 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Wanda, The colors look so well together. Your eye is constantly busy with the combinations you have out together. I am envious. I don't have the time to get things done at my house. Chris

jovaliquilts said...

What a great stash to have, and great to use up! I love Kaffe Fasset fabrics, but they go with each other better than with they go with other fabrics.

Jackie said...

It is looking fantastic!! What a terrific way to purchase Kaffe's fabrics. I think I would have done the same thing. Boy, did that ever add to your stash.

Angie said...

You are almost there! It looks great - I like the dark center.

Jody said...

l love your color choices, Wanda. And I adore Kaffe-Anything! You've given me the courage to use what I have of his line! My quilter friends and I have decided that we love his patterns, but that the quality of his cotton could be much improved. What do you think?
This newest piece is a delight - absolutely wonderful.

Gene Black said...

It is looking great! I agree the dark center adds more visual punch than the light center did.

Clearance is a great way to collect fabrics.

dianen said...

I like the dark center so much better. The rearrangement looks great!

Here's hoping March is better than February - if it comes in like a lion, how about out like a lamb?

Jean said...

This looks very nice. It is fun to watch the progress on your quilts.

LC said...

This is fast becoming a favorite "Wanda" creation. I really like what you are doing and the fabrics too!

SarahVee said...

I like the dark centre better, too. It makes the colours ripple more. Thanks for sharing about how you collected so much Kaffe. Your charm quilt of his fabric will be glorious - and exuberant:)!

Maria said...

Looking really lovely.

Just checked out a few of yur other posts, Love the wavy quilting on yesterdays post.

Also thank you for sharing re how to sew triangles.

Sarah said...

Wow - amazing!!!

I thought that you might like to know that I have given you a sunshine award for your fab blog.

Read about it here... http://sarahlpayne.blogspot.com

Sarah

Anonymous said...

This is going to be a "block buster" ! It has been so enjoyable watching this one grow.

My arm aches just thinking about all those pieces you cut non stop.

J~MT

Judy said...

This triangle quilt is beautiful - enjoying all of the colors and movement in it.
I reread (for probably the 3rd time) your posts on organizing and realize how much I have fallen behind on my precutting of strips.
My pile of fabrics waiting for me to cut keeps growing.
You are such an inspiration!

belinda said...

well get to it girl!!! What's the hold up...HA! That's how Mr. Brown Dirt talks to me when he comes in and I am 'just sitting' at my machine!!!

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

Hi Wanda, just found your blog. Your quilts are gorgeous! Being a color gal myself, I see lots to like. Crooked Cobblestones gets my vote as favorite too!

Miss Sews-it-all said...

WOW! This is looking great!