Thursday, May 10, 2018

My Fassett Fab Four

I've now have four quilts with Kaffe Fassett fabrics which are finally finished for the year so far with this past weekend's finally finish of the Kaffe Appliqué Quilt.  I wrote about this quilt on my Farewell to Fassett February post which I detailed the finishing of the top after being an UFO for several years.  
I don't do a lot of appliqué quilts but for some reason when this Going Green pattern by Darlene Zimmerman was published by American Patchwork and Quilts in February, 2011, I decided I was going to make two of them, one in feedsack fabrics and the other in Kaffe Fassett fabrics.  The feedsack version was finished around three years ago and after that the Kaffe version was an on and off again project.  This quilt wasn't even on any of my project lists or 2018 but somehow I caught a bug to finally finish it probably due in part to the other three Kaffe Fassett Quilts finishes.  And now the fraternal twin quilts are together at last.  Both of these quilts measure 66" square.
I quilted the Kaffe quilt the same way as I did with the feedsack quilt with diagonal lines on the pieced blocks and quilting in the ditch around each block with black thread.  (Why is it when you quilt in the ditch, you always go off in the area where it will show the most, in this case the blue blocks.)  I also sewed a coconut button in the center of each appliqué block to go with the tropical feel of this quilt.
And look at the fun backing I found in my stash which I bought yards of it maybe ten years ago.  I'm glad I finally am able to use it, and I still have some left; I think I may have bought the entire bolt.  I'm pretty sure it was on sale.
Here are my Fassett Fab Four and am pretty amazed that these were finally finishes for this year  and it's only May. This has happened in my quilting past when I always find myself in a Kaffe Fassett phase, never a rut, and I just have to force myself to stop using his fabrics.  Once again, I am finding that I should take a Fassett Hiatus (say that five times real fast) or for that matter just a break from any sewing which I will do next week.  I'll be vacationing with my darling granddaughter Micah and her parents and I do not plan on doing any sewing.  But I will bring my forever 30's hexie project with me just in case I start getting antsy.  Who knows, I might finally this project.  

And the sewing respite will be brief because upon my return I'll have to kick into high QAL mode because I'll have some catching up to do with the Classic Meet Modern (hosted by My Quilt Infatuation), Adult Playtime Plus (hosted by MMM Quilts) and Fireburst Mystery (hosted by Tish N Wonderland) QALs.  All of the links to these QALs are on my sidebar.  I can't seem to get enough of participating in QALs because there's two more coming up this summer:  Christa Watson's Dot Dot Dash and Meadow Mist Designs and Quilted Blooms' Modern Plus Sampler.  It's just hard to pass up good QALs.

Linking up with:  My Quilt Infatuation, Needle and Thread Thursday Crazy Mom Quilts, Finish It Up FridayConfessions of a Fabric Addict, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop FridayBusy Hands Quilts, Finish or Not Friday

18 comments :

  1. Wow! That is a lot of QALs! You'll be busy all summer with that list! Hope you have a nice vacation.

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  2. You are like me (cue the singing voice) "I'm just a girl who can't say no" :) Congrats on your Kaffe finish times four! I love that two are solids and two are prints. Have fun next week! With Micah around I know you will be in heaven :)

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    1. HAHA! I can hear that sweet singing voice . . . ~smile~ Roseanne

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  3. Simply stunning KF quilts you've made!! Great job on these...;))))
    And I love your hexie project..I am looking for a way to to use up my
    hexies--I can no longer sew them by hand so, appliqueing them and alternating with another block is a fabulous idea...thanks for sharing......hugs, Julierose

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  4. Wow that's a lot of QALs! Thanks to you I've decided to do the Dot Dot Dash QAL. The twin Kaffe quilts are just adorable, I love how they match but not really!! The colors are great, but I'm partial to the bright blue one, of course.

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  5. The quilts are absolutely gorgeous! I laughed when I read you probably bought the entire bolt (some times it is just so tempting!)

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  6. Hi Rose,
    Yes, that IS the question - why do you always go outside the ditch in the area it will show the most when stitching in the ditch? That is another great mystery of the universe, and we may just never know. But I would love the answer and even more, to know how to stop doing it!! I know you are having a blast with a certain little someone named Micah - enjoy! The QALs will wait. Happy Mother's Day and safe travels home! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  7. You know I love your Fab Four! And yes, going outside the ditch in the area it will show the most is a thing that happens to me too. I'm excited for your week of fun with Micah. Enjoy every minute!

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  8. I adore this quilt! I love the feedsack version too and it is amazing how they are so different. Love them both!

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  9. Love this Fassett Finish, Rose! I'm a sucker for his fabric, too. And I like that phrase, "in a phase, never a rut." :) Did you see that I honored your latest Fassett Ernie by copying it without shame? The colors are similar, but alas mine is not Kaffe fabrics.

    Congrats on your lovely finish! Have a wonderful visit with Micah the Cutie Patootie!

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  10. Great finishes! Doesn't it feel good to get long-term projects finished off? And why force yourself to stop using Kaffe fabrics? If you love them, use them! Enjoy your vacation and your quilting hiatus. I'm sure you'll come back restored and ready to tackle all of those QALs!

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  11. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!! One for each quilt!!! I wish you could've been at our guild meeting on Tuesday night, Rose. Lori Allison of All About Color (find her on Facebook) was our speaker--she had 30 quilts, all made of Kaffe fabrics! She was vending also, of course. That's her whole business and life, Kaffe fabrics!

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  12. A wonderful latest finish, as are the rest too. I’m in awe of your workflow how do you keep up? I still haven’t finished Postcards yet.

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  13. Fab four indeed! These are just glorious! I think you should tag Kaffe on Instagram with that final shot of all four. I thought postcard was my favorite but the one on the bottom right has a 3-D effect so cool! They are all just gorgeous. Have fun with on vacation next week.

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  14. I love them all. They are beautiful.

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  15. Four fabulous finishes for sure! Your striped Kaffe one simply glows!

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  16. What a super finish for you. I love how these are all based on the same designer’s lines, but all so different from each other. I love the backing of your latest one. Have a fun time next week. I know you will! I always take a bunch of hand sewing with when we go to the Grands, but I almost never work on it. By the time evening rolls around, I’m too tired. I wonder how that happens. 😄

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  17. Wow, that's amazing! Such fabulous colors! I really like the alternating blocks.

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