Monday, August 19, 2013

Falling for Stripes.....

A few weeks ago M-R Charbonneau who is also known as Quilt Matters, put out the call for pattern testers for a quilt she was designing using stripes.
Being a big fan of M-R's, I volunteered!!
And she accepted me!
I had so much fun doing this quilt....picking fabrics was my favourite part....
I went with Kaffe Fassett woven stripes.
What's not to love about that??
Well, my darling aunt, who got me interested in quilting, said when she saw it in progress...
"Oh Patti, I really don't like those colours!"
We had a good laugh over it! She is well into her 80's and doesn't quilt any more, and obviously not a fan of unusual colour combinations!
Wanna see it and decide for yourself?
 Now, for the details..
Measurements are 45" x 55"
Fabrics are:
Kaffe Fassett woven stripes, Kona Iron, Charcoal and Raisin, a couple of shot cottons- one is Kaffe Fassett and one is Oakshott.
The quilting is all done with the walking foot of my Horizon using a glorious Aurifil 40wt thread in a dark grey #2625
For the back, I used some of the unused blocks, along with more of the Kona colours.

Thanks so much M-R! I hope you like it :-)
I think a pattern will be available soon for this lovely quilt!
One final photo.....


21 comments:

Patti said...

That is just amazing! I love it. And the wonderful back too. Very cool.

Carla said...

Holy smokes! I love this. You did amazing

Heather D. said...

Really cool Patti. You did a wonderful job and I personally love the colour combo. ;)

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

great quilt, i love the design and the colours

Celtic Thistle said...

It is gorgeous, back and front. I've never used the shot cottons but have lusted after them for a while, they look wonderful in this quilt. Congrats to both you and M-R for a great pattern and quilt.

pennydog said...

Yeah I like the colours too! I do like the Kaffe Fassett stripes but not collected any myself yet!

Izzy said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colours and the auilting is just perfect. Amazing finish!

moira said...

beautiful work as usual, ms patti

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love this quilt. I like working with stripes. Love your choice of fabrics! Great job!

Cindy Sharp said...

I love it. It would make me grin every time I walked past it.

knitnkwilt said...

That is one gorgeous quilt. And for the record, being 80 has nothing to do with determining like or dislike of the colors...since I'm almost 80. :-)

Erica said...

This is so dynamic! Beautiful!

Newbie Jen said...

Patti, it is gorgeous!

Michèle-Renée Charbonneau said...

Ack, how did I miss this post?! It's fabulous, Patti! Such a great bold colour palette! Awesome!

Michèle-Renée Charbonneau said...

Ack, how did I miss this post?! It's fabulous, Patti! Such a great bold colour palette! Awesome!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Love it!! Had a good chuckle about your aunt not liking the colours too?
I am looking forward to the pattern coming out...I might have to give it a whirl too.
You did a great job

Heather J said...

Patti, your quilt is lovely. I like both the front and back.

Brenda said...

great both ways! maybe your aunt needs new glasses, lol!

Ginette said...

I love the colours in this quilt! You did a fabulous job!

MariQuilts said...

So fabulous....I love the colors!!

CitricSugar said...

The photos look amazing but that quilt is knock-your-socks-off gorgeous in person. I love it - what a great use of shot cotton!

M-R. So talented.

21 comments:

Patti said...

That is just amazing! I love it. And the wonderful back too. Very cool.

Carla said...

Holy smokes! I love this. You did amazing

Heather D. said...

Really cool Patti. You did a wonderful job and I personally love the colour combo. ;)

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

great quilt, i love the design and the colours

Celtic Thistle said...

It is gorgeous, back and front. I've never used the shot cottons but have lusted after them for a while, they look wonderful in this quilt. Congrats to both you and M-R for a great pattern and quilt.

pennydog said...

Yeah I like the colours too! I do like the Kaffe Fassett stripes but not collected any myself yet!

Izzy said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colours and the auilting is just perfect. Amazing finish!

moira said...

beautiful work as usual, ms patti

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love this quilt. I like working with stripes. Love your choice of fabrics! Great job!

Cindy Sharp said...

I love it. It would make me grin every time I walked past it.

knitnkwilt said...

That is one gorgeous quilt. And for the record, being 80 has nothing to do with determining like or dislike of the colors...since I'm almost 80. :-)

Erica said...

This is so dynamic! Beautiful!

Newbie Jen said...

Patti, it is gorgeous!

Michèle-Renée Charbonneau said...

Ack, how did I miss this post?! It's fabulous, Patti! Such a great bold colour palette! Awesome!

Michèle-Renée Charbonneau said...

Ack, how did I miss this post?! It's fabulous, Patti! Such a great bold colour palette! Awesome!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Love it!! Had a good chuckle about your aunt not liking the colours too?
I am looking forward to the pattern coming out...I might have to give it a whirl too.
You did a great job

Heather J said...

Patti, your quilt is lovely. I like both the front and back.

Brenda said...

great both ways! maybe your aunt needs new glasses, lol!

Ginette said...

I love the colours in this quilt! You did a fabulous job!

MariQuilts said...

So fabulous....I love the colors!!

CitricSugar said...

The photos look amazing but that quilt is knock-your-socks-off gorgeous in person. I love it - what a great use of shot cotton!

M-R. So talented.