Saturday, August 3, 2013

Goal for August

This is the quilt that made me want to get a long arm machine.  After I spent an inordinate amount of blood, sweat and tears pushing a queen-sized flannel quilt through the small throat of my domestic machine to quilt it, my next quilting project was this one. And the thought of doing all that maneuvering again just about did me in.

Kaffe Fassett Fun Quilt by Mountain Quiltworks

That was three years ago. Last month I found this quilt top quietly lying in wait for me to find it again and bring it to life! 

So I have declared that this will be my Finish for A Lovely Year of Finishes.  I've replaced the original backing material that I bought for it with fabric that will compliment the quilt better and be quilting-friendly.  I had purchased a plain brown for the backing, but now I like patterned fabric designs much better.

All in all, it's probably a good thing I waited this long to quilt it. I'm excited to have it done!

Barb

Linking up to A Lovely Year of Finishes

6 comments:

  1. This is a beauty, can't wait to see how you quilt it :)

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  2. Oh how I love Kaffe quilts - I'll be watching this one closely to see what you come up with. I just finished a beautiful Kaffe for a customer and now I want to get my stack of fabrics out & start cutting!

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  3. I normally will mention when I like a quilt. But I love this one! The whole VIBE is Perfect! I look forward to seeing it when you are done.

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  4. That's a really fun quilt Barb!!! I love the funky circles in the center and, of course, all those wonderful Kaffe fabrics - yum!!! It definitely deserves a backing with just as much character as it has :*)

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  5. What beautiful fall colors! It's lovely!

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  6. I know what it is like to machine quilt a large quilt. No fun!! This is a beautiful quilt! Can't wait to see the finished quilt. :)

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