Friday, August 23, 2013

Jane's Quilt Closet

While Jane was digging for fabrics for her soon-to-be quilt-as-you-go chair cushions she uncovered what I think is my all-time favourite of her quilts. It's done in pinks, reds, oranges & plums and is a Kaffe Fasset pattern (she couldn't remember the name of it - I'll find out). Isn't it incredible?

It's been 'steeping' for a few years so I convinced her to keep it out and put it on her finish-it-up list. Periwinkle is one of my all-time favourite colours and those dots just make me happy.

There's some quilter's math needed to be done as she has these two prints for borders but only a limited amount of one, so some thinking has to happen before she starts cutting. Won't this look incredible?

I didn't get a shot of the complete top, but does it matter? It is such a gorgeous riot of colour.

On the completely opposite end of the brightness scale, she was working on the border for her Summer Picnic quilt made from Martin's old shirts and a few vintage sheets.

She's adding a great sawtooth border using the plaids and stripes and white, which will be lovely.

It's a great way to show off the prints and adds one more layer of interest. The shirting is really beautiful on its own (Martin has great taste) but gets a nice boost from the occasional high impact print from the sheets. Love it....M

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