Sunday, January 17, 2021

A finished quilt top................

This is the cool color Kaffe collective quilt top that I started piecing in December last year.  All I had left to do was the inserted strip on both sides.  It is 60.5" x 80".


Now I'm trying to decide on the backing.  The Martha Negley large floral piece is long enough for part of the back.  Both other pieces are only 2 yards each and I need 84".  I need a piece 27.5" wide so I would have leftover that I could piece to fill in the needed 12".  Indecision........


I was trying to find a Brandon Mably fabric yesterday (part of the Kaffe collective) and the shelves were such a mess.  I decided to sort it by color rather than pattern.  The pile on the left on the second shelf up is the Liberty fabric that Kaffe did the colorations for a few years ago.  All of the rest on the bottom 2 shelves is Brandon fabric.  I was surprised how much red there is.  I found some fabrics I definitely want to work with.

 

15 comments:

Julierose said...

I love this cool version of the 16 patch pattern...and the inserted strips...nice work hugs, Julierose

Juliequilt said...

I also love the strips inserted into the quilt top. Your shelves are a carnival of color. Always so productive. Take care.

Mary said...

You have some of my favorite colors in this project.

Lesley Gilbert said...

Blue/s - my favourite colour - & I had to zoom in so I could drool looking at all those other colours :)

Linda Swanekamp said...

Quilt top looks great. Love the insert. Fabric on a shelf is terrific collaboration of colors.

Quiltdivajulie said...

What fun to fondle your fabrics as you sort by color -- the shelves look GREAT! Lovely quilt top finish - good luck designing the back.

JJM said...

Oh Wanda, you made my Sunday, this cool blue is definitely one of my favorites you have designed. The inserts give it a nice polished finish.

I love blue too much, much of my decor in my house is blue and most ALL my clothes are in blue. I just feel better in and around blue.

My husband had a burgundy, purple, brownish red work shirt he loved. (a ugly solid color) And that color affected me so much I couldn't even iron it for him, so I gave it to good will when he wasn't looking. 😊 Is there any color you absolutely will not work with ? And does color affect your emotions ?

Arranging your fabrics by color has to be helpful when you have a color in mind to add to your design ~ so neat and tidy .

JJM

Anne said...

I'm envious of your stash... all those gorgeous KFC designs that are out of print. I'd love to see a lot of those come back but would probably have a hard limiting what I'd request.

I love this blue and green 16-patch. It's very soothing and quiet, where the new red one is vibrant and exciting!

Anne

Sally Langston Warren said...

I plan to eventually make a 16 patch quilt using your instructions. Love the color/fabric choices in this blue one. The three backing fabrics you pulled are, of course, beautiful. Honestly, I would not use that one with the horses, etc on the back. That is such an interesting print. , I would save it for the front of a quilt, to use in the piecework,

Michelle Churchman said...

Gorgeous! Pinning!

Michelle
https://mybijoulifeonline.com

patty a. said...

Love the inserted strips. They add just a bit of punch without being too much. I think the large floral would look great on the back. Your collection of fabric is pure YUM!

Quayquilter said...

I don't think the pieced seams will show very much on your patterned backing fabric. The inserted strip is most effective. Impressed as usual with your lovely work.

Tammy Hutchinson said...

I saw this on IG and thought my phone was broken. "What?, Wanda is sewing with warm colors now." Thanks for explaining! For some reason I looked at the sidebar and Easy Pieces jumped out, more blue and green! My fav combo. Stay warm!

claudia said...

I love your 16 patch quilt...I also love Kaffe Facett and Brandon Marley fabrics. Their use of color is to 'dye' for!
I have several squares (shoe boxes full) of different sizes. I should get them all out and start sewing them together. They aren't doing anyone any good in those boxes!

Mystic Quilter said...

Perfect - love this top finish!