Sunday, 26 June 2016

'A' quilt from 'a' book

This weekend I have been busy finishing off another older WiP, this pretty pastel quilt which I had begun way back in July 2013.The pattern is one of Kaffe's from his 'Museum Quilts' book, and while I certainly haven't 'quilted the book' I have made a couple of quilts over the years from this wonderfully inspiring book.

Lately, I've been looking at many of the quilts in my books with 'fresh eyes'. We've all got very different stashes & different ways of combining colour, and I'm sure some of you will agree, using up the stash can be sew satisfying! If like me too, you love a scrappy quilt, and try & make your initial fabric decisions based on what you have available at home, then no two quilts will end up the same, even if they did come from the same book... and what better way to add a wee bit of individuality to our quilts!

border, backing & binding close-up

quilt stats:
binding is a Kaffe Marquee stripe in pastel, luckily I had just enough!
the allover loop pattern quilting was by Annette.
quilt measurements 170cms x 170cms
this quilt is off on it's way already to a new home!
Linking up with Cynthia here for 'oh scrap' 
and to needle and thread Thursday over here at myquiltinfatuation

a bit more #49
My daughter recently bought me another lovely new book
Mixing Quilt Elements by Kathy Doughty 
It's full of stash busting projects... mixing up techniques... and eclectic fabric combinations!


  1. This is a beautiful quilt, Linda. I've noticed that sometimes quilters will choose to follow a pattern in a book almost exactly and other quilters adapt in varying degrees. I love seeing the inspiration for quilts and I especially love to see what one quilter changes from the original inspiration.

    You know there's a "Let's Book It" link-up every month. I think it's hosted by Sharon at Vrooman Quilts ( but I can't tell you when the link-up is.

    --Nancy. (ndmessier @,

    1. Thank you so much! And yes, I do agree Nancy, if you really love a bookquilt, then you just have to make it! And for new quilters it's a great way to gain confidence and end up with a quilt that really works. Sometimes though, it's interesting to use the bookquilt fabrics for colour inspiration, or maybe as a starting point. Once you add 'scrappy' into the mix, well then the fun starts!

  2. You're on a great roll lately!! Lovely quilt, Linda. Wise words about shopping from our stash and ending up with totally unique quilts!! Your latest book looks interesting - an inspiring gift... :-)

  3. That border print on your Kaffe quilt is such a pretty blue. I always like looking at his books for colour combinations and his beautiful photos. Currently waiting for the Kathy Doughty book to turn up in my hold pile at the library.

  4. Gorgeous blue fabrics around your centre HST's, and lucky you being bought the new Kathy Doughty book. I had a peek at this on Amazon a couple of weeks ago, looks very, very interesting.

  5. Great quilt. The binding is perfect for it.

  6. Congratulations on another beautiful finish!

  7. Love the pastel look on that quilt. Seems an irony, pastels on a K Fassett pattern, and I love irony. Claire aka Knitnkwilt

  8. Lovely! The striped binding is perfect. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  9. Oh, that's a gorgeous quilt! And lucky you to get Kathy Doughty's book! I've got that one on my birthday list... 8)

  10. I, too, love scrappy quilts and would not want to make a quilt exactly the way it looked in a book. Yours is beautiful, and the binding is perfect for it!

  11. Congratulations on a long coming finish. It is beautiful. I love the binding.


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