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October 22, 2021
Labour Weekend from Wendy's Quilts and More

It's a long weekend in New Zealand, and I'm hoping to get quite a bit of quilting done.  

First I need to put away all the new fabric sitting on my kitchen bench! 


The Kaffe Fassett ones on the left were a birthday gift from my mum and dad.  I chose them, and ordered them, but they insisted on paying.  I also received Kaffe's latest book for my birthday, so I'm enjoying that at the moment.


The spots and stripes were from a quick trip to Palmerston North on Monday. I was invited to judge the ...

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September 24, 2021
Coffee in a Kaffe cup from Wendy's Quilts and More

This week I've been working on my Tea Party quilt.  How I wish I had coffee cups like this at my house!



and shiny tea cups like this too.



I think they work well with my tea pot.



I've still got to applique flowers on to all of these blocks, but I'm happy that I've finally decided on my cups and tea pot.  Although I do like the softer colours used in the pattern, I like the darker cups and tea pot even more. 



I've added the finishing touches to some of the other blocks ...

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Book Review Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Book Review Quilt by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

Book lovers, rejoice! Studies show that reading isn’t just fun—it’s good for your health, too! 

A regular date with a good book can reduce your chances of Alzheimer’s by 2.5 times, reduce stress, exercise your brain, and even extend your lifespan! In other words, a well-stocked library is like a real-life fountain of youth!

Book Review Quilt by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

This week, Jenny is whipping up a bookcase quilt filled with books of all colors and sizes. She used a gorgeous Kaffe Classics Prims layer cake, but this bookshelf quilt is just begging to be customized with your prettiest scraps and ...

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September 17, 2021
Material Girl from Wendy's Quilts and More

I have another finish to share with you today.  



This is "Material Girl", a quilt that I started in a class with Anna Maria Horner back in November 2019, in Wellington, New Zealand.  It's based on Anna Maria's pattern called Cross Country. 

My plan was to use a lot of Anna Maria Horner's fabrics in this quilt, but somehow I gravitated back to my Kaffe Fassett favourites as you can see below!




I spend so long dithering over what to put in the large side triangles.  I eventually decided on Cactus Flower by Kaffe Fassett and I ...

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September 10, 2021
Green Diamonds from Wendy's Quilts and More

I've decided that I'm tired of walking past this quilt every day, so it's time to finish it.  



I did have grand plans to use this quilt as a hand quilting sampler, but I really don't like hand quilting through cotton batting.



I prefer to use wool batting when I'm hand quilting, but I must have had a piece of cotton batting lying around that fitted perfectly, so I used cotton batting this time.

I can see that pieces of the batting are pulling through with my stitches when I'm using the thicker threads ...

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June 9, 2021
An Exclusive Interview with Kaffe Fassett & Brandon Mably from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably visit the Florals shop in Quilt Town, USA - 2019
Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably visit the Florals shop in Quilt Town, USA – 2019

Color is king when Kaffe Fassett comes to town! In 2019, we were thrilled to host the world-renowned color guru himself at a workshop and a lecture highlighting his latest projects. It was a feast for the eyes to see the Kaffe Fassett Collective’s designs up close and personal and our fabulous social media manager took a moment to sit down with Kaffe and Brandon Mably to chat about the sources of their inspiration and how they are able to collaborate so seamlessly together. These ...

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April 28, 2021
spring steps from Charm About You

I do love surprises... and happy mail... and quilt making (especially for a good cause)! 

For this months Aurifil Artisan challenge we were sent five fat quarters of Kaffe Fassett fabric to use in a project.


I knew I was going to make a quilt. I don't use red prints very often and spent a while auditioning fabrics to go with the bundle. Initially I pulled pinks and oranges, other warm tones because that's my vibe. It all looked too samey though and the Kaffe prints didn't stand out enough. So then I pulled a whole rainbow ...

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April 24, 2021
Custom King Size Blooming Nine Patch Quilt in Kaffe Fassett! from Busy Hands Quilts

Finished by not blogged in 2020 was this stunning Blooming Nine Patch oversized king size quilt in Kaffe Fassett!  The quilt top was made by Joanne, and quilted and bound by me.



100% Custom

My customer knew exactly what she was after, and we worked together at every step of the process to make it happen.  She chose the size, design, the exact fabrics for the entire quilt, approved fabric placement, and then chose the quilting design.  

It is truly their quilt!



It's Huge!

They wanted a huge quilt, and they got it.  This one is 120" square.  Did ...

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April 16, 2021
My Newest City Quilt, a Triumph (for the Cat) from Gefilte Quilt

Fresh from the photographer! My newest quilt - it's about 70" high. I should have blocked it, look at that top edge, curved like an archery bow, oy!

This quilt started out with a pile of buildings from my earlier city quilts. Playing with leftovers is SO much more fun than starting from scratch. Along with not having to face a blank design wall, trying to redeem flawed fragments makes me feel environmentally noble - like I'm keeping them out of landfill and thereby saving the world! 

The biggest decision I had to make was whether to turn my leftovers ...

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April 12, 2021
Voorjaar-Winter- Voorjaar from M. Brito de Campos

Het wisselvallige weer maakt de naam van deze quilt actueel. 
Blue Snowballs. Blauwe sneeuwballen. 
Ik heb een soortgelijke quilt ooit op een beurs zien hangen. 
Met 2 charmpacks en een halve meter blauwe Aboriginal Dots 
kon ik aan de slag.
Ik had geen idee van de maat van de vierkantjes. 
Daar heb ik met papier een beetje mee lopen stoeien 
tot ik een afmeting vond, die mij wel goed leek.
Ik werk graag precies. 
Dan weet ik zeker dat het goed wordt 
en kan ik ontspannen naaien.
De gekartelde randen vind ik eigenlijk heel vervelend.
Het voorkomt rafelen en ...

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April 9, 2021
Little Houses Quilt from Wendy's Quilts and More

I was flicking through Kaffe Fassett's "Kaleidoscope of Quilts" at my mum's house over Easter, and I saw the Little Boxes Quilt. I liked the way that the maker had chosen stripy fabrics for some of the houses, and I started thinking about what I could use to make something similar in a different colour way.  Here's the photo from the book:





Then I remembered the beautiful Kaffe wovens I'd bought from a guild member at our January sales day.  



As soon as I returned to Wellington, I dug out the wovens and started adding some ...

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April 8, 2021
New Kaffe and Art Gallery Fabrics! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

We got some fabulous new quilty goodies with new arrivals from the Kaffe Fassett Collective and Art Gallery Fabrics.

We’ve got new Hot and Cool pre-cuts from the Kaffe Fassett Collective. The pandemic has been good for creativity. There are lots of new designs in this Kaffe Fassett Collective collection and I think you’re going to love them! My favorite is the button design. It looks fabulous.

All Kaffe goes with all Kaffe, so this is a great one to add to your stash! Check out the video to see all the new prints.

We also have pre-cuts ...

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February 19, 2021
My 3 quilt challenges for 2021 from Quilting with Claire

This blog is all bout my 3 quilt challenges for 2021 and why I’m doing them. Much to my surprise, I’ve never blogged about the quilt challenges I set for myself every new year! It’s a ritual that I’ve been doing for several years to push myself to become better at it! If you read … Continue reading "My 3 quilt challenges for 2021"

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February 5, 2021
The Say Yes to Kaffe Collective winners from Wendy's Quilts and More

Free Spirit Fabrics have announced the winners of the Say Yes to Kaffe Collective online competition, and I'm thrilled to say that my Turkish Coffee quilt was one of the winning quilts.  

The aim of the competition was for fans to make any quilt from Kaffe's Quilts in Burano book in their own choice of Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics. Then the Kaffe Fassett Collective team chose their favourite quilts and the winners will receive some Kaffe fabrics from his upcoming 2021 release.  


You can view all 10 winning quilts here on Free Spirit Fabric's Facebook page:

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January 29, 2021
Happy memories from Wendy's Quilts and More

Yummy, yummy threads. 


It's the last weekend in January, and Facebook reminded me that it's three years since I attended a Green Diamonds course with Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably.  I really enjoyed that day at Wellington Girls College, even though it was very hot!!

Kaffe commenting on my plan

I like to challenge myself when I go to courses, so I chose green and red as my colour palette.  You know I love green, but I don't often use red.  


Last year I admitted that I was never going to make Green Diamonds. I'd cut ...

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December 20, 2020
Turkish Coffee #sayyestokaffecollective from Wendy's Quilts and More

Each year I eagerly await the release of the next Kaffe Fassett book.  This year their book was photographed in Burano, Italy, and all of the quilts look gorgeous in the colourful seaside town.  

My version of Turkish Coffee

As I flicked through the book I saw lots of pretty quilts in soft pastel colours, but the one that really grabbed my attention was the last one - Turkish Coffee, in rich, dark colours, designed by Liza Prior Lucy.  It was so different to anything I'd made to date, so I decided that Turkish Coffee would be my first quilt ...

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November 26, 2020
Schermtijd! from M. Brito de Campos

 

De Kaffe Fassett Mysterie quilttop nadert haar einde.
Ze is een randje kleiner geworden.
Dat is een mooie maat.
In het midden mist nog een blok. 
Dat wordt misschien een roze blok of een blauw blok.
Daar ben ik nog niet helemaal uit.
Het hangt er oa van af of ik een nieuw blok wil maken of 
een blok wil gebruiken dat ik al heb!
Een paar weken geleden heb ik deze mallen set gekocht 
om een quilt te maken uit het boek van Brigitte Giblin, 
Feathering the Nest 3.
Het is een wilde dieren quilt met blokken in een ...

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November 6, 2020
Guy Fawkes Night from Wendy's Quilts and More


Last week was Halloween, this week it's Guy Fawkes.  

Guy Fawkes was a much bigger deal than Halloween in New Zealand when I was growing up.  Most families bought their own fireworks and let off some sky rockets, Catherine wheels, flower pots, and double happys in the back yard.  Sparklers were just for little kids!


Then sales of fireworks to the public became restricted, and city councils started putting on large displays at public venues.  In Wellington they used to put a barge in the harbour and let off massive fireworks for about 15 minutes.  However, because it's ...

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October 29, 2020
Kaffe Fassett Nine-Patch from TheEclecticAbuela

 I know someone who loves lavender!

Kaffe Fassett Nine-Patch 98" x 98"

Kaffe Fassett Nine-Patch (detail)

Kaffe Fassett Nine-Patch (back and binding detail)


I combined lavender and purple with a Kaffe Fassett jelly roll (and a little extra from a KF layer cake) to make this quilt. Setting the blocks on point with sashings and cornerstones gives it a look different than the standard nine-patch.

I had never used a jelly roll (2.5" x WoF) before. I liked the variety of fabrics; the roll was cut accurately (without pinking!); and the fabric was excellent quality and very soft. That ...

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October 12, 2020
En hoe gaat het nou eigenlijk worden? from M. Brito de Campos

Alle onderdelen zijn nu klaar.
Het is een hele dikke stapel.
Maar hoe gaat het nu worden?
Het origineel wordt echt veel te groot. 
Ik heb zelfs een rand helemaal niet gemaakt.
Na alle opties neergelegd te hebben, 
kies ik voor deze optie.
Ik moet extra hoekblokken maken en 
natuurlijk nog een middenstip.
Het geheel wordt dan 1.70 in het vierkant en 
dat is een goede maat!
Dus nu terug naar de snijtafel en 
de naaimachine voor de extra blokken!

Groet, Marina.

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