Hurray, it has taken me nearly a year to do but it is finally completely finished, although not to the size it was originally designed to be. I am really pleased that I have made this quilt, it took me out of my comfort zone by forcing me to work with pastel colours and floral fabric both of which are not in my usual range (this choice was my own, I decided to work with these parameters). I just hope the recipient loves it as much as I do.
Would I follow a pattern from Kaffe Fassett again? Hmmm……..probably not, but what I would do, would be to read the pattern through thoroughly then work out how I would put it together rather than follow the instructions given.
Will I re-create this quilt in the future? ……….. Maybe because I like the idea of framing a larger scale pattern within the smaller scale print framing fabrics.
Would I use striped fabric again?…… Yes, of course but with thought this time rather than doing as I was told! I’m not sure I like the higgledy piggledy way the stripes lay within the borders. I don’t know whether I would piece the borders again either, I think I would applique the on-point squares to the sashing fabrics for speed rather than anything else.
If I’d had more time, this is a present for a really lovely, bubbly person, I would have quilted by hand around the blooms within the frames to give them more definition.
The back was made from all the little left over bits and the sashing fabric, I did enjoy making the back and although the fabrics are pastel they do have a vibrancy that I hadn’t expected!
Will I use pastels again?…….. Yes, certainly.
Will I use floral fabrics again?………..Hmmm………Perhaps, but they would have to be really special or different from the normal. Stylised floral, yes definitely.
I really enjoyed the workshop at the Festival of Quilts last Year, where this quilt was started. As I probably said at the time, it was amazing to see how many different interpretations of the same pattern came be produced just by using fabrics chosen by personal choice, rather than slavishly following the design.