Tuesday, 16 April 2013


Two weeks ago, Jayne at Jayne’s Quilting Room ( http://jaynesquiltingroom.blogspot.com/ )  blogged about her Diamond quilt made with  Kaffe Fasset fabrics. It is gorgeous, even drop dead gorgeous.  Her directions made sense of this intricate pattern and I was inspired to do one myself. So inspired I went on eBay and bought up 15 fq’s of Kaffe Fasset florals to make it. They started arriving Friday and I decided to carefully layout the diamonds to get the most of the fabric since it is only fat quarters. Turns out I can only get 9 5” diamonds from a FQ. The smaller version of this pattern called for 11 diamonds across. Curses. Foiled again.

Then I remembered one of Pat Sloan’s patterns. A giant churn dash using florals.


Or I could have re-done the Floribunda quilt by Bonnie (block on right). But after a day or two staring at these two blocks I’ve decided  the churn dash with the 4.5” centre square shows off the large scale fabric better.


Just waiting to dive in.

But first I need to put borders on two tops.

100_2568This is the Hello Kitty top and I don’t have a picture of the Sister’s choice top yet. Spent a good chunk of time staring at fabrics deciding on which to use. Only to come back to my first choice.

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