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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Kaffe Kassett Hankerchief Corners



This is another beautiful quilt made by Andrea. Andrea claims no originality in this quilt - but having not seen the fabric or pattern before - I think it is just gorgeous. (I understand the pattern is from the book Shots & Stripes.)




When Andrea & I discussed quilting options I was really surprised that I kind of persuaded her to take on my idea on how the quilting should be. Andrea has some recipients in mind for this quilt and I felt that the pattern was very bold and could take and not be affected by a softer more feminine approach than just straight lines.


When ever I hang quilts to take photos of them in the hall I always get little visitors. This is my youngest little bunny - playing hide & seek.



I still struggle not to point out every mistake when I return a quilt. I know I have to stop this - I know that the people who come to me are happy with what is returned to them. To demonstrate my issues here I have photographed what I consider is a big mistake. Can you spot it? (And here I am foolishly opening myself up to you spotting all sorts of things I haven't spotted yet!!)


The thread I used is King Tut by Superior Shifting Sands. (Do not be fooled by the orangey color shown on the internet.) It is a gorgeous variegated thread - soft beige's and golds with tinges of light blue in it. I can easily see myself using it in all sorts of projects in the future.


I think the pattern adds another layer to the quilt - a soft beautiful layer you can only see when you get up close. 



And being a lover of white on white texture I think the back looks pretty yummy too. 


A big thank you to Andrea again for trusting me with her beautiful quilt tops.


3 comments:

  1. Love this quilt. I don't have the trained eye to find your quilting flaw. But what I did notice right away, with the quilt hanging in the hall, is a heart shape formed by some of the blocks, right around the middle of the right hand side. I wonder if that was intentional.

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  2. Your quilting is perfect Rachael -- I certainly can't spot any mistakes. We're always our own worst critics!

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  3. Surely you don't mean where you crossed over a quilting line in the top right section? If that's not it, you are just WAY too hard on yourself my dear. Love the pattern - very fun to quilt!

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