Monday, October 26, 2009

Good Enough to Eat

A couple of weeks ago I finished my Icecream quilt top. Just popping in quickly to show you, I'm very behind on my blog reading and commenting, we have our wonderful in-laws staying at the moment, so I can't stay long!

I could just eat this quilt...Kaffe's pastels just look fabulous together.



Mmmm, mouthwatering icecream, sorbet, gelati and strawberry sundaes, yum!

Kaffe's Potentilla fabric fabric reminds me of cherries.

This quilt sewed together quite quickly. The instructions were very exacting and initially I found I was stressing about trying to make sure each side matched up perfectly. In the end I didn't worry about cutting the strips to the exact length. Instead I sewed a couple of strips together, sewed that strip onto the quilt and then just cut the extra length off. This made sewing it much more relaxing and fun.

Is anyone else making this quilt from Kaffe's latest Quilt Romance book? I'm still deciding whether to hand quilt or machine quilt it, I will think about it for a while! I hope your week is wonderful xo

42 comments:

clare's craftroom said...

What an amazing quilt Cathy , I could eat that one too !

Janet said...

Yum yum all right! It looks wonderful and I may just have to put yet another quilt on my list especially when you say it sews up quick.

Christine said...

Yummy, I am too making this one, nearly have all the fabrics together.

cheers
Christine

Julie said...

Just beautiful. Simple technique, and that reminds me, I've got a similar style one in my "to quilt" pile I must get back to.

Stephanie said...

Soft and pretty. I have Kaffe's new book on my Christmas wish list.

Jody said...

gorgeous - like a summer day!

Quilts on Bastings said...

Mmmm, very nice Cathy, such beautiful soft colours.

sewpam63 said...

Soft, delicious, vintage feel done in those sweet colors. If not eat it, then maybe just a lick or nibble...?! ; )

alobsiger said...

It's beautiful, Cathy!

Mandy Foot said...

I love the colours, Cathy, it is beautiful!!

Andi said...

Looks wonderful Cathy.
Still waiting for my copy of the book to arrive in the mail.
In terms of quilting, I'd go the straight line machine quilting on that one but of course, I do love a bit of hand quilting. Maybe just random cables .... or flowers!!!
Have fun deciding.
Andi :-)

Jackie said...

Cathy, It is just gorgeous! I love it! Now you should do one in Kaffe brights. That would the ultimate fraternal twin.

Nedra said...

Love those Kaffe's!

Rafael's Mum said...

It looks fabulous Cathy! Love it! I am going to make it as well. When you showed this on the blog when you started it I loved it and resolved to make it! I have half the fabrics, asked the book for christmas and hoping to make it early next year, just in time for spring!

LeKaQuilt said...

It's a gorgeous quilt.
Love the colours, it's looks like candy :o)

ranette said...

This is an awesome quilt Cathy! It does look good enough to eat!

Notjustnat said...

Just lovely and I think you are in love with Kaffe's (fabrics)!!! I love the way you photograph it in the light. Very cleaver - Hugs Natima

Lorraine said...

So beautiful ... I want to add that to my list too !

wishes, true and kind said...

That quilt does look good enough to eat! I love the way you assembled it -- like a giant log cabin! It's really beautiful!

joan

YankeeQuilter said...

Just beautiful. I have a crib quilt from circa 1880 that is the same pattern but looks so totally different since it is done in dark colors and shirting fabrics. Pastels are so fun and peaceful at the same time!

Lurline said...

Beautiful, Cathy - I have been very tempted!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Luv 2 Kreate said...

Beautiful!

Kate said...

wow I love these colors. Makes me want summer to come back!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

love it!!!

I's like to make it... at some point... :)

I don't know if I would machine or hand quilt, but I would definitely do it in the same pattern as the book. I really like the effect it gives.

Have a nice visit!

Dee said...

Yummmy...yummy...I'm so in awe and my stomach is growling! Thanks for the eye-candy!

Cardygirl said...

gorgeous top Cathy...too beautiful to eat!

Kelly said...

Stunning top Cathy, I love the softness of it!

Lizzie said...

It's like a huge log cabin block, sooo, do's that make it a log of ice cream? It's fabulous Cathy and I love it with the light shining through.
Lizzie
XXX

Miriam said...

Yum!!!!

The softer colours look so different from Kaffe's usual bright fabrics.

Mama Spark said...

Wow, this one is so beautiful, I love it! Keep up the beautiful eye candy!!

Julia said...

Oh...yum!
looks so soft and lovely!
Julia ♥

One Flew Over said...

A stunning quilt top!! I love the layout of this quilt!!

imquilternity said...

Cathy, it's absolutely gorgeous! Yes, I think I'll be making one too...I'll add it to my very looooong list of quilts I want to make! :)

Karen said...

Very mouthwatering!

Deb said...

This is very pretty quilt Cathy. I particularly like the way you can see the seams through it when the light shines through - you sure are accurate!

Sonja♥ said...

This looks splendid!!!!!!

Marit said...

Instant love!! This is so gorgeous. I have to check out my stash of pastel Kaffe fabric, now...
; )

Ruthdesigns said...

Hi Cathy... I'd just like to put my hands up and admit that I wrote those exacting instructions! I feel the need to explain why I did it that way.. what I didn't want was a novice to see what 'looks' like a simple quilt and wade in without any caution... We all know that simple strips can get all wiggly if the wind is blowing in the wrong direction!

I walk a fine line when writing instructions, between giving enough info for a novice and too much for the experienced quilter, I'd certainly appreiciate any comments if you feel improvements could be made!

Anyway, your version looks lovely and I'm glad you went your own way with the piecing, that's what I would have done too :)

Ruth x

Cathy said...

Wow Ruth,
Thanks so much for dropping in and explaining. Would I be right in saying you write a lot of Kaffe's instructions? I have made quite a few of his quilts over the years and have always found they make up so beautifully...thanks so much for all the work you put into them. Unfortunately for this one I was in my lazy sewing mode, and just did it the quickest way I could!!! This quilt turns out a beaut and I'm so thrilled that you have seen it. Your comment came through as a no reply so I will try and contact you through flickr. Thanks again Ruth for taking the time to comment, Cathy xo

MissesStitches said...

Another awesome quilt! Glad I found you. Except that now I have even more quilts that I want to try to make! You are inspiring. Come visit my blog if you feel like it.

Lurline said...

The temptation was too much - I've ordered the fabrics through Tennessee Quilts, thanks to Ruth! I think I have enough projects to last a couple of years anyhow, LOL!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Jane or Ozjane said...

Am not normally a Kaffe fan but those fabrics could easily tempt me. It is a lovely quilt.