Sunday, March 22, 2015

It's Not All FWQ

Lest you think that all I've been doing is a Farmer's Wife block every day, I have had another project in the works that I have yet to tell you about.

This lovely pile o' purples has been accumulated for a quilt request from DD2. After she saw the beautiful diamond quilt that her sister got a couple of years ago, Emma made it clear to me that she likes purple and would love a Kaffe quilt with chevrons. Her request dates back to at least April of 2013, as I came across this post about buying a bit of purple KF fabric. Accumulating the fabric has been the easy part. Deciding on a pattern - not so much.

My go-to source for inspiration is always Pinterest, and I did find a quilt that I'd pinned - not once, but twice - and so I considered my options. It was mostly green, but I could envision changing things up with purple. What I liked about it was that the chevron design was handled differently. So, I guessed at sizes, began cutting, and here is what I've come up with.

Basically, the block is just half of a snowball block. I decided I wanted to cut big pieces so the fabric could shine, therefore my blocks are cut at 8.5 inches. The triangle is made with 4.5-inch squares. Since taking this picture, I've made considerably more blocks, and I like the look. It's really purple.

Those big corners yield some nice by-products, and I am sewing them as I go for some future, yet-to-be-determined quilt. I do love the HST.


You can imagine how the sewing room looks. Mountains of purple Kaffe fabric in one area; and in another area, I have a mass of repro fabrics scattered around for the FWQ blocks. Multi-tasking is a messy business.

Happy Quilting, Friends!


1 comment:

QuiltSue said...

This is going to beautiful, but would you like my address in case she doesn't like it?