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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Back at it.........

I'm going to help a friend baste a quilt on my tables in the basement today so first thing on my list yesterday was clean off the tables.  Then I ironed 4 blouses and cleaned off a cutting table.

I pulled out this book to look up a quilt I have been wanting to make. 





Kaffe calls it square clamshells.  There is a similar quilt made of the clamshell shape and this was another take on the pattern.  I have been cutting 2.5" squares of Kaffe fabric for the last week.

With the limited number of fabrics I have already cut I designed 2 blocks on the wall.  I like the almost all red and pink in the book but haven't decided if that is the way I will do it.



Here are the blocks enlarged so you can see the fabrics better.

12 comments:

Roxanne said...

Finally we see what you're up to! I like both of your blocks. How many squares did you cut from each fabric? I was thinking of African fabrics, might be too busy though???

Lesley Gilbert said...

We had a day trip to London 3 years ago and visited 3 museum's, including the Victoria & Albert. The V & A was a fantastic place but we had to cram in so much in one day we didn't get to see everything on display. I would love to spend a whole day in the V & A to marvel at everything on show; hopefully next year.

Hedy Hahn said...

I love the blue block better than the red, but I know they will be beautiful. I don't have that particular book of his, finally stopped buying his books. They are a form of eye candy though.

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

More stunning examples of why you can never have too much Kaffe fabric! Even if I only add a few pieces to a project, they make it alive! These blocks are both beautiful. And that you used others to make your colorwash just makes me smile.

Nancy J said...

Blue is my pick, and what a superb design. I have 3 charm packs of Kaffee fabric coming soon, as I won a gift voucher from Sew Sisters recently. I might need to look at his books to find inspiration for a quilt pattern.

Charlotta said...

I vote for the more saturated red and pink, but you can't go wrong with either one. Or both?

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Ah, both look wonderful actually! I've often looked at this in the book, it's a great version of the original pattern! Look forward to seeing which way you go!

Mystic Quilter said...

This is one of his patterns I have always admired but was never too keen on the all red look, I love what you're dong with your lovely colours.

Jenny said...

I like both colourways too, and knowing what a super quick sewer you are, I'm guessing that you will make a quilt in each. They bare such beautiful fabrics you can't go wrong!

Ailsa (Cape Pincushion) said...

They are both fabulous and glowing. I love that quilt pattern too!

judith lockhart said...

I made this quilt and it was quite fun - however, I followed the same fabrics that Kaffe used since they were all new and available! I'm sure whichever you choose will be interesting!

Unknown said...

As a lover of Kaffe fabrics both blocks look great. I have the book and need to look up this pattern. Thanks.