Friday, 23 January 2015

Fassett-ed Jewels Quilt

I've had a great time scouring the fabric sales this January. The last time I got such fabulous bargains I made this string quilt, back in 2013.

This shy retiring little number was supposed to be ready for my friend's birthday in July.  She eventually got it as a Christmas present!  It seemed to take an age to piece together but I'm thrilled with the overall effect so I'd love to make another one day.

It was the first time I'd used a paper foundation and it was really liberating not having to be so exact with the measurements.  I'm a very nervous cutter!

Johanna loves teal, mustard and jewel colours so I went to town with plenty of rich, vibrant fabric.  And when it was all 50% off, why not? 
There's a smidgen of Amy Butler's 'Sun Glow' from her Lark range.  There's a dash of Tula Pink's 'Tree of Life'.  There's a smattering of Valori Well's 'Cocoon' range and a good dollop of various Kaffe Fassett prints and stripes.  However the whole thing is positively dripping with bargain Liberty Art fabrics. Most of them are paisley prints.  I bloody love paisley!  
The vast majority - if not all - off these were also designed by Kaffe Fassett.  That guy really is the King of Colour!

The Liberty Art prints included:
Brighton Bell
Paisley Lozange
Paisley Babooshka 
Paisley Rustic
Forget Me Not
Mayfair Mosaic Flower
Punk Stripe
Marylebone Frilly
Paisley Cravat - this was also the backing.
Excuse the blur - all that colour sent me giddy.
I bound it with a black solid to frame it. 

Now what will I make with this year's bargains? Hmm... 

Linking up with Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts, LAFF and TGIF.