Friday, October 8, 2010
Stars & Sprigs Closeups
I've been asked to show close ups of the S & S quilt, so here they are. I don't know if you can zoom in on these photos or not, they are of email resolution. I thought I better not put the high resolution images for a post.
This quilt was made about 10 years ago before I knew about Kaffe's fabrics. I used predominantly reproduction fabrics and shirtings for the stars and lots of scrap fabrics for the leaves. I was given a bag of leftovers from the millennium quilts that were being made around that time, there are a couple of Kaffe's paper weight fabrics amongst the hundreds of leaves in the borders and I didn't know they were his!
I've been cutting up a lot of my old shirtings lately and wondered why there are a lot of portions of the cloth that have been carved out, now I remembered that they were cut out for the stars in this quilt. Looked at my old reproduction fabric stash not long ago and most of them are in fairly bright colours. It didn't take much of a jump to the Kaffe fabrics!
Have a look at Janet's version in Kaffe's fabrics, it is stunning. She is on her last borders now.
Enjoy making this quilt, it's really fun! Cheers, Kim McL