Sunday, February 14, 2010

JC Quilt Along

My practice block - centre points need improving

I blame this blog post & this Flickr album for tempting me to have a go at this and discovering that there are also great colourful quilting fabrics out I didn't realise Kaffe Fassett made such stunning fabrics!
Kellie at Don't look Now has very kindly posted tutorials which are brilliant & is hosting this Quilt Along, click here to go there. While you're there, check out her amazing raw edge applique, I just love her tree pattern Lilly Pilly & may have to make one of those too!

My Kaffe fabric selection of yellows, limes & oranges........these on black background should make the colours pop, don't you think?

I ended up having to order these from Glorious Colour in the USA as the only quilt shop on our little Island has nothing like this in stock, nor do they even have any Civil War/Repro fabrics or Moda, would you believe......thank goodness for online quilt stores!

I've just made a few petals to start with......just to see how they look & have set this aside until my hexagon quilt is finished.


dragonfly gypsy said...

Hi Gisele, You are doing great work. I love your fabric choices if
you love Kaffe have a look at what my friend Kim McLean does with it.
Cheers Sharron

bockel24 said...

Wow, Gisele, you´ve been busy! I´m a Fasset fan for many years because I love his knitted work but I´m not into his patchwork art. I really admire his courage to combine so many colours!

Valentina said...

My JC is at the same stage as yours... blush... I love looking at my petals and hope that I will have the confidence to make a few more blocks eventually
Yours are gorgeous, and on that background, wow!