Sunday, April 25, 2010

Cutting and sorting


I sorted through all of the Kaffe's and Philip Jacobs fabrics for all of the yellows plus a couple pinks and lavenders.  I showed a quilt in Kaffe's newest book a few weeks ago that I might try to make.


I pulled the fabric for the borders for a Kaffe Trip Around the World that I made a couple years ago.  The fabric has been laying on the cutting table for a week so yesterday I finally cut it.  It is a 2" and an 8" border.

The cardinals and mourning doves have been regular visitors to my backyard this spring.  The cardinal is such a bright spot with all of the brown on the path and green plants.

14 comments:

Julie in the Barn said...

What beautiful yellows. They look like sunshine. I was inspired by all your girgeous strippy style quilts and made a little one from tiny strips of springish fabric. It turned out so sweet. No robins in my yard yet. Still snow on the ground.

Jody said...

those two borders for the Kaffe "Trip" make me want to go upstairs directly. And sew! They are amazing together - can't wait to see this completed! I'm still dreaming about your beachball quilt. Thank you for keeping your kind of inspiration at finger's length!

A Quilter Awakens said...

Oh so pretty! Karmen

Marie said...

Absolutely love the borders. Beautiful.

When they built the house next door, our cardinals left when they cleared the wooded lot. They are slowly making their way back to the area.

Jill said...

Beautiful! Pleeeeeeease- a picture of your incredible stash??????????

Joan said...

Beaaautiful fabrics..I too would love to see you stash. Love your nature photos.

hetty said...

I love your Kaffe and Philip Jacobs fabrics! I think I am going to have to make a Trip Around the World quilt one of these days. Yours is going to be beautiful.

Selvage Quilter said...

Those fabrics are fantastc! I can't wait to see the quilt.

quiltmom said...

HI Wanda,
I have Kaffe's new book and one of his other books out from the library just now. I also got my fat quarters from Paducah but other quilts need to come first.
I love the big Dahlia border- the colors are sensational.
The cardinal is such a beautiful bird. I am not sure that I have ever seen one in real life.
Thanks for sharing your bright splash of color.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Sharon said...

Wow, you have quite the stash. My fabric looks so boring after I've checked out your blog site!

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
that Kaffe trip around the world is going to be stunning, judging from the link.

I have hostas in various states of unfolding as well. Everything in our area is about 2 weeks ahead Even lilacs, a mid-May staple, are popping!

Vicky F

alisonb2 said...

Enjoyed my visit - thank you!

Marit said...

Have fun with the yellow version of "potpourri" (the name Kaffe used for his workshop on this quilt). I have seen the original - and it is beautiful! The pattern really shows of the fabrics! My collection of yellows are building up,too - they're gorgeous...

; )

Cathi said...

The Kaffe Trip Around the World is going to be absolutely stunning! Wow!
The yellows for the other Kaffe quilt are wonderful -- so cheerful and bright! I love yellow quilts!