Fall is in the air ~ everywhere! Along with the leaves changing to brilliant orange, red and yellow, the weather is rapidly changing as well. Crisp mornings and chilly evenings. Around here it has been one big rain-fest for days! One big soggy mushy mess!
That being said, I wanted to take a photo of this quilt among the quickly changing trees. I can picture it nestled over a branch and surrounded my fall foliage, but mother nature is not going to allow that anytime soon!
I'm back to my Kaffe Fassett woven stripes! This time I will finally use the newest of new colors.
With the older woven stripes I seemed to always go with Kona Khaki or a Chocolate brown. These new colors screamed for something more. Something different.
I thought about it for a second and knew that Kona Storm would be the chosen one. It's a beautiful deep, dark and rich color and it paired well with the autumn colors of the stripes.
Some of you may recognize this pattern, 'My Guy', which I've used it in several quilts before. I saw it years ago in an issue of American Patchwork & Quilting (June 2009) and it immediately drew me in. It makes a wonderful masculine quilt and is perfect with woven stripes. I use the pattern for reference only. I like to make the blocks bigger or mix sizes.
Plus...it goes together fast! Who doesn't love a quick quilt?!
For the quilting I went with straight lines and waves. Nothing fancy, but it works for this quilt and for me!
I tried to get a good picture of the entire quilt with not much success! I'm telling you...the weather is not helping at all!
|45" x 64 1/2"|
Kaffe Fassett Woven Stripes
Because I had the stripes out...I decided to delve into the 'COOL' side of things! This one will be much larger. I'm using Kona Shadow for the background, I've changed the size of the blocks (again) and I'm using two different widths.
When a design/pattern works for me I seem to go back to it time and again. And, if I'm looking for a 'quicky'...you can bet this one is at the top of the list!
I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in this kind of thinking! Do you have a 'Go To' design? The perfect 'Quick Quilt' you like to make?