Baby quilt: Kaffe Fassett fabrics

7 09 2015

I received a bundle of 5″ charm squares as a gift (Kaffe Fasset fabrics from the Rowan Spring 2014 collection by Westminster). I’m not a fan of charm square packs as I never know what to do with them. So I laid these out and auditioned some fabrics as sashing strips, deciding on a clear aqua blue cotton I’ve had for decades. I used an offset arrangement, whereby I added sashing strips to only two adjoining sides of each charm square, then arranged them so they looked wonky.

I quilted this quilt with a square meander, and added a mixed fabric binding using offcuts from the aqua fabric and some coordinating maroon fabric (also from my decades-old stash). The backing was also fabric from my stash.

The end result is a small lap quilt, a large crib quilt, or a floor quilt for a baby to play on. And I’m no longer scared of charm packs 😉

(Click on a photo to view it larger)



Threads used:

  • Top thread: Robison-Anton ‘Mint Julep’ (40 wt, rayon, colour 2310)
  • Bobbin: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound (white)



5 responses

7 09 2015
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7 09 2015

Love the wonkiness with the quilting motif…..truly a “Mod” feel and beautifully done!!!!

28 09 2015
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