Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Kaffe Fassett Quilt

Summer is cruising by and I'm struggling to keep up with it! I'm wondering where those lazy days of summer disappeared to. It seems like it's been a few years since I've seen them! Hmmmm...may have something to do with the age of my kiddos!

Back in May I was asked by my client to custom quilt this quilt she made for a Kaffe Fassett display at HMQS. Here's a bit about it...

"Each year the Kaffe and Friends exhibit becomes bigger and better. Our group that started 7 years ago, has expanded from 15 ladies to about 45, and instead of being held in only one quilt shop, we now have three classes held in two different shops in Salt Lake and Ogden. The ladies, and one gentleman, are creative and exciting to be around. We used Kaffe Fassett fabric lines, and others that work well together, such as Brandon Mabley, Phillip Jacobs, batiks and more. 

This year the class consisted of Dresden plates in assorted varieties, small. Large, funky, stripes, solids, cutouts, inserts, paper pieced, and any other kind that the imaginations could create. The instructions were given each month and the members could select their own 
color scheme and decide on their final layout. We have skylines, underwater scenes, checkerboard backgrounds, gradations, trees, aborigional walkabouts, and many I have not yet seen.

Join the movement starting again in January of 2015, at Elaines Quilt shop in SLC, or My Heritage in Ogden. The instructor, Kaye Evans has some more exciting ideas for the upcoming year. Call the shops for more information."

This was one of the biggest quilts I've custom quilted...and definitely the most colorful! I love it! 

Honestly, I had so much fun quilting this (which I usually can't say about a quilt this large). I had no plan when I started quilting, other than to bring texture to the quilt. Because it's such a colorful quilt, I knew intricate quilting designs would get lost, so simple lines in various designs was my goal.

I took about a bzillion pics. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! :)


  1. Wow! I don't know if I could live with it, but I certainly love looking at it!

  2. This is truly wonderful. I inherited a stack of dresden plates in wildly dissimilar fabrics and colors, pieced and the edges turned. Looking for inspiration as to how to use them, I think I've found it!