I decided I needed to work through some of my Kaffe Fasset Woven Stripes. They have always been very popular in my Etsy shop. Quilts, baby blankets or pot holders. I think it has something to do with the warmth of the colors. Rich and warm. Plus, having 'gender neutral' items never hurts.
First on my list is a twin quilt. I can see this strewn across a couch, with a fire burning bright and the snow gently falling outside!
The background fabric is Kona Raffia. I have used this neutral since the beginning of time (a few years anyway) and works well with the different stripe colors. Right now its on hold. Hanging on my wall. The front is finished, but I'm waiting for the backing fabric to arrive. Hurry up and get here!!
While waiting, I moved on to baby blankets. After making the above quilt the first time, I wanted to try the design in a baby blanket. I wanted to create an updated modern version of a receiving blanket, something beautiful that could become an heirloom - almost a quilt but not quite!
This is a standard design I have done over and over again.
But I like to throw together a random design occasionally!
I love flannel! Cozy, snuggly and warm!
You would think I would be done with the stripes, right?! Oh no...not me! As I was making all these pieces, I wondered what the stripes would look like as feathers. Yep! Feathers.
I used the free pattern from Anna Maria Horner ~ Feathers Bed Quilt. If you have ever wanted to make feathers, this is a great pattern. I wanted to make each feather different, so I meticulously pieced strips together.
I haven't any idea what I will make these in to. Maybe pillows? But I love the stripe feathers!
Okay, enough with the stripes! I bought yards and yards of these woven stripes and I'm slowly getting to the end of the bucket! Yay! I'm looking forward to getting some current stripes in all the beautiful colors!