Got a bit done this past week. I finished my Fassett quilt top.
I really love it. This type of fabric is not my usual buy, but these Fassett prints certainly have grown on me. I used almost all of them up except for a bit of one or two of them with this project and my Trees quilt. I might have to buy some more. Once again my daughter has enlisted me into making Christmas pillowcases for the boys. Once she found out I can make them instead of her buying them she had me hooked.
The fabric is flannel, not my favorite. I never buy it. Plus there were no coordinate fabrics to make a standard pillow case pattern. I selected to make them in a pillow fold way. So one top side is hemmed and the other hemmed and folded over 4 inches. To make sure the seams did not tray, as flannel tends to do I over locked the seams. I had never done that on a standard sewing machine. I do not have a serger. It worked great and they are nice and neat with no fraying. For the chicken fans! My daughter started to decorate for fall this past week. Looks like two of the hens thought that they should give her a hand. Snowball seems to believes she is a perfect addition to the fall decor.
Kaffe fabrics are so bright and cheery, yours looks wonderful!ReplyDelete
oh so good you are!!ReplyDelete
love your finished quilt!
HAHAHAHA! Donnalee, Snowball is the perfect addition to the Fall decor. Great job on the pillowcases. Maybe you can share more details for those of us not-in-the-know on how you made your pillowcases? I can foresee some in my future for some little people. Your quilt top came together so quickly. Is it a trip around the world pattern? We made a queen-size quilt using that pattern many moons ago but it's still in use. Thanks for linking up this week! ~smile~ RoseanneReplyDelete
looks like batiks in your quilt, which are always great to work with.ReplyDelete
Snowball is a girl that knows how to get attention lol so cute.ReplyDelete
I really like the pillowcases, too. I'm a big fan of sharks ;-)
Your Kaffe quilt is glorious! Congratulations on a lovely finish! I resisted KF prints initially, until I started sneaking in small bits of them in with lots of other fabrics in my pineapple log cabin (still a UFO) and saw how those big prints chopped up can bring in a lot of energy without overwhelming the project and making it look, well, like a Kaffe Fassett quilt! Kaffe scraps can be fun for appliqué as well; one large scale print has so many different areas to fussy cut for a leaf, a flower center, a petal, etc. So don't throw away any of your scraps from this one!ReplyDelete
Beautiful quilt top, although I have to admit that I have never purchased or stitched with Kaffe fabric. Love the chicken photo! Looks like Snowball knows all about contrasting shades!ReplyDelete
So much color and fun on your post. What a lucky family you have to receive such stunning largess from you.ReplyDelete
Love your finished Kaffe quilt and those adorable Christmas pillow cases. Dolphins with Christmas sweaters......so cute!ReplyDelete
I love your Kaffe quilt!! those fabrics are so bright and bold - and they just make everyone happy! Thanks for also linking up to Finished ( or not) Friday!! we are so glad to have you!ReplyDelete
Your Kaffe quilt top is lots of fun color! Love the sharks dressed up for Christmas on the pillowcase fabric - perfect for your grandsons. I don't sew with flannel much either, but hope it works well for the pillowcases.ReplyDelete
Your Fassett quilt is gorgeous - great finish!ReplyDelete
Well, she IS a perfect addition to the fall decor!ReplyDelete
Loving you quilt with all it's Kaffe colour!ReplyDelete
Ooo, pretty! I have a pile of Kaffe Fassett fabrics, waiting for me to do something with them. Like you, they're outside my normal purchase, but they do fascinate me.ReplyDelete
Snowball is the perfect addition to the fall decor, smart chook! :D Christmas Sharks, that is awesome, even if it flannel. And your Fassett finish looks amazing. Thanks for linking to Clever Chameleon's Colour & Inspiration Tuesday.ReplyDelete
What a clever way to finish those pillowcases! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.ReplyDelete
Just lovely! I will be featuring it in this week’s Creative Compulsions.ReplyDelete
Love Kaffe and now it seems, so do you! Beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.ReplyDelete
Oh wow your quilt is wonderful, I love the colors. Cant say I used Fassett fabrics but it makes me want to go take a look. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.ReplyDelete