Thursday, October 25, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
There is a quilt in one of Kaffe Fassett's books called Diagonal Madness. This quilt TOP is essentially that quilt but with different size blocks than he used. The quilt top is 63" x 80". The majority of the fabrics are Kaffe fabrics with a few other prints and batiks thrown in. There are a lot of hours in the cutting and construction on this one. SOLD
Monday, October 22, 2012
This small piece measures 34.25" x 28.75". It is one of a kind because no 2 pieces of hand dyed fabric are alike. I purchased a yard of unique hand dyed fabric from Melody Johnson and sliced it into strips and sewed them together in alternating color groups. I called it Weeping Flag because it resembled a flag and the dye runs made it look like it was weeping. It could be used as a background for applique or just as it is. SOLD
Saturday, October 20, 2012
This photo shows the setting triangle fabric a little better. I really enjoyed making this one.
Friday, October 19, 2012
This quilt TOP is made with mostly Kaffe Fassett fabrics with a few Martha Negley and Philip Jacobs triangles. Some of the Kaffe Fassett fabrics are the really old ones from the beginning of his series of fabrics in the early 1990s. Each fabric is used 2 times and there are 140 different fabrics. It measures 57" x 80", a large couch quilt or add borders for a twin size quilt. SOLD
This quilt TOP is 57" x 81". It is made of a large variety of batiks that were purchased over the last 5 years. Click on photo for a larger view.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
"Strips 'n Curves" is a book written by Louisa A. Smith. I have made several quilts using her method. You choose a group of strips and sew several stratas with those strips. Then using acrylic template shapes many pieces are cut and sewn into blocks. Blocks are then arranged on a design wall and the last few blocks are made to specifically fill in and complete the design. This quilt TOP is 54.5" X 82". Most of the outside edges are bias and it has been staystitched around the edge twice to control it. I have 8 - 3" strips of the same zebra fabric that is used in the arcs to use as a first border if desired. SOLD
"Strips and Curves" is a book written by Louisa A. Smith. I have made several quilts using her method. You choose a group of strips and sew several stratas with those strips. Then using acrylic template shapes many pieces are cut and sewn into blocks. Blocks are then arranged on a design wall and the last few blocks are made to specifically fill in and complete the design. This quilt TOP is 54" square. SOLD
I have 3 fabrics that can be sold with it, Philip Jacobs print 5/8 yard, purple/fuchsia Jinny Beyer fabric 3/8 yd, and Patrick Lose green fabric 1 3/4 yard. SOLD
Thursday, October 11, 2012
I consider these starter kits which could have some of your own stash cut and added to them. Below are some of the pieces I have made from similar groupings plus a test with these actual squares.
This one is the test designed with this actual kit. Below are 2 made with similar fabrics. Both square ones are made with 196 pieces. The rectangular piece is made with 520 pieces. In the previous post see photos of all 3 kinds of kits.
This finished stylized heart wallhanging is made from 4 layers of fabric, cutting through to reveal other layers. There are raw edges and it has cording couched on for decoration. A few pieces of cording hang loose. It is 18" square with traditional binding and a rod pocket for hanging.