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October 4, 2019
Shuttles quilt (and the Peacock Party) from Wendy's Quilts and More

Another finish!!! They're coming thick and fast at the moment.  

Yes, I've finished my Shuttles quilt from Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in Morocco book. 

It is square - it was just a bit breezy when I took the photo

I love all the crazy colour in this quilt.

I really went to town when I decided to use Brandon Mably's Jumble in yellow for the borders:

And Philip Jacobs' Feathers in gold on the back:

Never mind the decision to hand quilt it with bright yellow Aurifil thread!

 And the final touch was using Jupiter in red for ...

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September 13, 2019
"How long did it take you to hand quilt that?" from Wendy's Quilts and More

Yes, I frequently get asked, "How long did it take you to hand quilt that?".

Well, this week. as I put the final stitches into my Shuttles quilt, I tried to quantify how long it had taken me to hand quilt it.


But before I came up with a number, I started to wonder if there is some magic number that people are looking for!

If I say two months, will that scare people off even trying hand quilting?

If I say two weeks will they still think that's too long when they could just send it out to ...

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September 6, 2019
Kaffe Fassett in Sebaldeburen. from M. Brito de Campos

Ik was nog nooit in Sebaldeburen geweest en 
de lezing van Kaffe Fassett was een mooie gelegenheid.
's Morgens eerst naar de Movie Stars bee in Almere en 
toen direct doorgereden naar Groningen. 
Het quiltseizoen is voor mij met een Knal! begonnen.

Kaffe Fassett hield zijn lezing met lichtbeelden 
Hij werd, als gewoonlijk, ingeleid door Brendan Mably.
Hij werd op zijn beurt door Trijntje aan ons voorgesteld.
Ze klom gewoon even op een stoel
heette ons hartelijk welkom en opende de middag.
Met veel expresiviteit vertelde Kaffe over zijn werk ...

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August 30, 2019
Some hand quilting (and the Peacock Party) from Wendy's Quilts and More

This week I've been watching the US Open tennis on TV.  The timing works really well for me, because the 7pm evening session starts at 11am NZ time.  I do some work in the morning, and then I keep the afternoons free to watch tennis.  I've even moved my sewing table closer to the TV so I don't miss any sneaky shots down the line.  

I've been hand quilting my Shuttles quilt from Kaffe Fassett's book, Quilts in Morocco.  I love this quilt - it's going to be so bright and happy.

I'm using ...

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August 25, 2019
Summer Wedding Quilt, Show and Tell from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee

A very special birthday girl, Nita Mazerac, has just finished her "Summer Wedding" quilt, using Kaffe Fassett fabric.  Nita  recently shared her beautiful quilt with our guild during Show and Tell.  This romantic version definitely has caught our attention.

"Summer Wedding" and other patterns are available through Black Cat Creations as a PDF downloadable or paper pattern -- Click on picture below for more information.  

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July 25, 2019
Kaffe Fassett quilt from Koolkat Quilting

This is a Kaffe Fassett fabric quilt made by Pam from Toowoomba and is being quilted with the I Love It trailing hearts pattern.

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July 23, 2019
Hand quilting my Cartwheel quilt from Wendy's Quilts and More

It's winter here in New Zealand and that means that it rains a lot.  Our country doesn't get to be so green without a lot of rain.  I need something bright and cheery to work on during winter, so I decided to start hand quilting my Kaffe Fassett cartwheel quilt.

I'm following the advice in the pattern and quilting along the black lines in the background Parasols fabric.  I'm using Aurifil 12wt in black to quilt down the centre of these lines.  I don't have to mark any quilting lines - I'm just following the ...

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June 1, 2019
Jag tror på sommaren from Veriquilt

Ja, jag tror att vi får en underbart varm och skön sommar med stilla regn nattetid, nu håller jag på att förbereda mig inför detta. I sol och värme skall jag färga tyger som naturligtvis skall bli fantastiska kviltar under sensommar och höst. Men ekorren har fullt i sitt skafferi och man skall inte kasta därför satte jag igång att färga "tråktyger" i de gamla färglösningar jag hade kvar sedan långt tillbaka. Här ser ni resultatet, jag är faktiskt mer än nöjd! Fyra tyger blev däremot misslyckade och får gå till omfärgning, jag tror att det var den orange färglösningen ...

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May 9, 2019
Its All About The Discipline from Midget Gem Quilts

In Blogging terms where am I? I seem to have hit a maelstrom recently. It isn't that I haven't wanted to blog, indeed I often find myself at 2 am blogging in my head. In real terms, it has been hard to find the momentum to blog. We have been working hard in the garden, we have been out and about. I have been sewing too in the background, some of the time. Even so, I have a finished flimsy with apologies for the daytime UK bad light photos.

I blame my design wall. We have the design ...

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May 8, 2019
Shuttles Quilt top is finished from Wendy's Quilts and More

As I was making my Shuttles quilt I kept looking at the photo on the cover of Quilts in Morocco.  I worked out that the pieced border worked on their quilt because most of their blocks were made from solids. My blocks were highly patterned, so I decided that a fancy border wasn't going to work for my quilt.

The beauty with Kaffe Fassett prints is that they are so rich and densely patterned, they can do all the talking for you.  Who needs to spend days making fancy borders when you can just choose a gorgeous print and ...

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May 3, 2019
The start of Dear Jen - and the Peacock Party from Wendy's Quilts and More

Well, thank you for all the kind comments about my Suffrage in Stitches panel.  I delivered them yesterday, and now I won't see them again until the exhibition opens.

A few weeks ago I warned (confessed?) that I'd signed up for an online block of the month through Amitie Textiles called Dear Jen.  It's Jen Kingwell's version of a Dear Jane quilt, and probably as close as I'm going to come to making a Dear Jane quilt.

Of course a new quilt calls for a new fabric pull.  I'm thinking of using this bundle ...

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April 10, 2019
It is Furtle Time Again from Midget Gem Quilts

Time for a "furtle".

you may see a few gaps here, more about this later

This week I have been furtling through my Kaffe Fassett fabrics. I have been merrily cutting out 2" squares of purple black polka dots. Sewing them onto the corners of my squares, and trimming off the corners.

To be really picky, Brandon said we would need a meter or so. I bought a meter, as did my friend, and we have both run out. I have run out remarkably quickly, I reckon I will use another full meter if not 2.

 Anyhows, I two full ...

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March 29, 2019
A new quilt - and the Peacock Party from Wendy's Quilts and More

Yes, I started a new quilt! I am trying to finish WIPs, but sometimes motivation comes from starting something new.  

I'm making the Shuttles quilt from Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in Morocco book. After my post a few weeks ago about possibly having too much Kaffe Fassett fabric, I thought I better cut into some of it and make something.

The Shuttles quilt is the one on the cover of Quilts in Morocco.  I'm making a few modifications to the pattern, one of which is keeping all the corners to one colour.  I'm using Kaffe's Aboriginal ...

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March 22, 2019
Cartwheel quilt - and the Peacock Party from Wendy's Quilts and More

This week I've been working on my Cartwheel quilt.  It's a pattern from Kaffe Fassett's Quilt Grandeur book.

Before you run off to start one similar, I have to warn you that the background Parasols fabric is out of print and very hard to find now.  Each time I share a photo of this to the Kaffe Fassett Facebook group a lot of people go hunting for the fabric, and end up disappointed.  There's no secret stash of it in New Zealand either - I was just lucky to have a friend who bought it when it ...

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March 8, 2019
A Weekend With The Master from Midget Gem Quilts

This year I grew up and joined my local Guild. I have enjoyed it very much, I should have joined before. Well, I couldn't when I was working, I worked Saturdays, but I should have joined as soon as I finished work. Everybody has been very friendly, and I come away each time enthused. This year is their 40th anniversary, with many of the original members still attending. I realise these women have so much they can teach me.

 To celebrate their anniversary, they arranged a weekend of  Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably.
Kaffe and Brandon work on the ...

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March 5, 2019
Is it possible to have too many Kaffe Fassett fabrics? from Wendy's Quilts and More

I went to one of my local quilt shops for a browse this morning.  Their shelves were filled with beautiful Kaffe Fassett fabrics, but I know there's going to be even more next time I go because the latest Kaffe releases are arriving in NZ this week. 

It got me thinking about how much Kaffe I already have stashed at home.  Maybe I need to dedicate next year to just sewing with Kaffe fabrics!

I've seen some beautiful quilts in the Kaffe Fassett Facebook group recently.  Yesterday I saw one on Instagram by Jeanette Bruce @goneaussiequilting that almost ...

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February 4, 2019
Two Blocks -LHQSQ 2.0 from Gene Black an Alabama Artist

For the Left-Handed Quilter Sampler quilt along,  I have made my first two blocks.  Since there are 99 blocks to choose from and we are only making 25 of them, we can choose which ones we want to make.
My fabrics for this will be mostly Kaffe Fassett by Free Spirit.  The 10" squares and some charm packs were on sale and I couldn't resist the colorful delights.

The pieces were cut with my Accuquilt Go! cutter using the 8" Qube set.  These are 6 inch finished blocks, but the 2" square and 2" half-square triangles from that set ...

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December 31, 2018
The end of 2018 from Quilting Lots Moore Designs

Thought I had better try and catch up with you all before the year is gone.  November/December have been hard months for me health wise and I got back home for Christmas on Christmas Eve Day.  Yay, thank you Lord.  Spent Christmas with some of our family.  Photos coming.
Might not be a lot more posts in 2019, we will see what progress I can make.  However, there is still a strong urge to kill that stash, so I'm hoping to do a little more stitching yet.  Hoping to infect (lol) one of my granddaughters with the bug ...

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December 23, 2018
that time I forgot to photograph a quilt from Charm About You

It was bound to happen at some point. I completely forgot to photograph a quilt, therefore failing as a blogger. Thanks to the magic of screen grabs and YouTube though, I can at least show you the finished quilt (not quite in all its glory).

First let me share a pretty pincushion I made for Sewing Quarter. This is the Voodoo Feather Pincushion from the book Adventures in Paper Piecing by Sarah Elizabeth Sharp. I made it using fabric from a Tilda Bird Pond charm pack.

voodoo feather pincushion foundation paper pieced tilda fabric

The book is excellent. It takes you through everything about foundation paper piecing, including ...

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November 30, 2018
Cartwheel quilt from Wendy's Quilts and More

Yes, I've started something new.  It's a crazy pattern from Kaffe Fassett's Quilt Grandeur book called "Cartwheel".

The rainbow ric rac is from Spotlight in New Zealand, but I believe you can buy it at Joann's in USA. 

There's so much going on in this quilt, and to top it all off, it's got ric rac!

I've admired the pattern since I first got the book, and when my good friend Anne was destashing some of her Kaffe Fassett fabrics, I spied the background fabric called Parasols in her box.

So Anne kindly ...

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