Tuesday, May 21, 2013

From the Craft Room :: Kaffe in St. Louis

I think I showed the start of this quilt a while back but I may have only put it on Instagram...either way, here it is all DONE! Yay!
I love scrappy, colorful patchwork quilts and when Stephanie and Katy started sharing this St. Louis 16 Patch block and quilts on IG I knew immediately it was for me.
I've been trying to use more of my stash this year and so yes, all these Kaffe prints AND solids were pulled from what I already had, which thrilled me. I love Kaffe and I've been picking up FQ's here and there with no idea what to do with them but this seemed to be the perfect partner for this large scales prints and vibrant colors. I wish I had a few more darks but my dear husband assured me it looks fine.
 I used this insane rainbow jungle print that I'd had in my stash for forever for the backing (it says "everglades" Alexander Henry 2005 on the selvedge, 2005!!!). Seemed like a good fit. I quilted it in the ditch to keep it easy and not distract from the fabrics.
This finished up about 70"square and took a 1/2 yard for the binding (Kona Ocean). This is a wonderful pattern (find it here on Stephanie's blog) for new quilters, experienced quilters looking for a quick finish and anyone in between.  It's also a great way to use up any random FQ's you have, 2 FQ's make 2 14" blocks.

Not that we need more quilts but I know I'll be making this pattern again!

4 comments:

  1. Good job by your DH, it's a great quilt, don't worry about not enough darks.

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  2. oh this is nice. I'm not really familiar with it so thanks for sharing the link - I'll go check it out!

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  3. Love the colors, Darcy! And the back is beautiful.

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  4. Love it! And your back totally inspired me. I don't have quite enough for the back of a quilt and I like what you did. Thanks for the idea!

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