Monday, August 13, 2018

Kaffe Fassett Challenge Quilt

Number 8 on my Q3 Finish Along list!
It was really good timing that this Kaffe Fassett Challenge came to my attention during the week I was making my Q3 list!
I mean, it came with a deadline and everything!
The parameters were simple enough...make a quilt, minimum size of 50" x 60", using at least 50% Kaffe fabrics purchased from my lovely LQS, Lewistown's Sew Pieceful, to be completed by August 31, in time for the annual Chokecherry Festival in Lewistown, MT!
Now, I won't lie, I am not a huge Kaffe fan, but it seemed like a fun challenge, and with enough entries, the prizes were well worth the "investment", and just a good opportunity to support Tammy and her shop!
 I picked a crazy stripe with colors I loved to be the "action" fabric for a quilt design I figured would need all the slowing down I could muster, using a range of mostly cool, and quiet solids!
With this one stripe, which is actually many strips of stripe variations, paired with the Disappearing 4-Patch design, I hoped the Kaffe would carry the day!
Which, yep! I think it did, pretty well!
I quilted it with my usual straight lines, forgetting that with my new(used) Juki, I was in possession of a walking foot! I remembered about the time I had about 6 lines left to quilt! So, not my best work, I'm afraid.
 I used this great Alison Glass print on the back...all AG is on the sale rack! Score! And this Kaffe ombre stripe that did not make the "solids" cut for the top, became the binding! 
I love the soft color changes in the binding!  The darkest solid is a deep violet, but I have yet to get that to show in any of the photos! Oh well!
And, last shot, on a brace post, just because the sunrise was beautiful this morning!
This quilt finished at 50" x 60".
Thanks sew much for stopping by!
Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts and Let's Bee Social!


Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty said...

Beautiful! I don't buy much Kaffe fabric, so I'm always interested in seeing others work their magic with it. Well done!

Gayle Bong said...

Best of the bunch. Well, my favorite today.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A very clever way to use the Kaffe stripe fabric, amazing work!

Bernie Kringel said...

Really nice Sarah! I like lots of Kaffe's fabrics and his stripes are always pretty - great color variations to choose from. This turned out really nice and you did a good job of calming things down with the solids you chose.

Candace said...

Loved seeing your quilt!

Marci Girl said...

This one is stunning, I love it, great use of that stripe fabric! Thanks for linking up on behalf of the 2018 Finish-A-Long global hosts.