A few people have asked me to show the quilts I have used in the background of my photo's, the one's I have been laying my appliques on to make them look a little more zingy! So I thought it was time to bring those quilts into the foreground. I mainly use two quilts in my backgrounds, I will show one of them today, and the other one in a future post.
This quilt is called Pastel Floral Parade Quilt and is a Kaffe Fassett designed quilt which is published in his book Quilts in the Sun.
The minute I spied this quilt I just knew I had to have it....exactly as the master had made it!!!! I have always loved Amy Butlers Full Moon polka dots and Kaffe's shot cottons, so I knew resistance would be useless! And as for the pastel fabrics he has used in this quilt...just mouth watering! I bought the kit from Glorious Colour (one of my favourite Kaffe fabric shops in America), and made it up with absolutely no changes (except for the binding, I used lime shot cotton instead of the lime polka dot!!).
I kept the quilting fairly simple...some squared off spiral quilting in every 2nd square....
....and some free motion flowery things in every other square as well as the larger central square.
For the backing I used a Philip Jacobs fabric which I found at a very good price at a wonderful ebay shop I like to buy from (Fabric Square Shop), they sometimes sell Westminster yardage up to 47% discount!
I don't buy kits very often, but every now and again a quilt really speaks to me, and I am happy to buy the kit and make up the quilt without any thinking involved. The other quilt I use in my backgrounds is also a kit from Kaffe....show you that one soon. xo