Saturday, October 10, 2009

Quilt Festival...Kaffe of course!

For this year's quilt festival 2009 hosted by Amy of Park City Girl, I have chosen my simple, but very colourful Wallpapered Goodness quilt. My regular readers will remember this quilt of course, however of all the quilts I have made in the past couple of years, this one remains my favourite.


I designed Wallpapered Goodness to make use of the stunningly large floral fabrics I had collected over the years, fabrics designed by Kaffe Fassett and Philip Jacobs.



I cut generous strips of these handsome fabrics, and tempered them a little with small strips of dots, stars and damask.


The binding is my favourite Brandon Mably fabric, brown with hot blue spots which frames the quilt beautifully.


On the back of Wallpapered Goodness is the lush green and pink of Kaffe's Cabbage Rose fabric, I love being wrapped up in this fabulous fabric. A simple stripe of brown and blue damask, and orange roses complements the cabbage and roses.


The quilting was done on my home Janome sewing machine, in a simple freemotion swirly design, with some straight line quilting on the small stripes.



I'm so glad Amy is running the quilt festival this year, I'm off to get a cuppa and lose myself for a while in this virtual quilt show! xo

51 comments:

Notjustnat said...

Beautiful Cathy and very very colourful. I love how you made used of the big prints this way. The smaller prints are also well featured too. I love it - Hugs Natima

Quilts on Bastings said...

That is a stunning quilt Cathy - I love the Kaffe Fasset prints - geat quilting too. Enjoy the Blogger's Quilt Festival.

Barbara said...

what a great quilt and use of the fabrics. It really shows them off.

Janet said...

I've been enjoying some great quilts with the festival. I love this one because it really is about the fabrics. Your quilting is great to see up close.

One Flew Over said...

I can see why it is a favourite! I just ADORE those green cabbages...I seriously need to get some for my stash. A wonderful quilt!

Anne said...

I love how you showcased the fabrics and especially love how beautiful your quilting looks and that you did it yourself on a regular machine!

Me aka Supermom said...

I love the fabrics in this one!
margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Cardygirl said...

Elegantly beautiful way of showcasing stunning fabrics!

bearpaw said...

I love these Kaffe Fassett fabrics! I have been using them a lot lately. This is a beautiful quilt.

Carol said...

What a beautiful quilt. I, too, love Kaffe and his friends. This quilt festival is very inspiring.

Carol

Jenny said...

Wow, you do the most beautiful things with this fabric! Just a divine quilt

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh my what beautiful vivid colors! Lovely quilt.

Jocelyn
http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

Andi said...

Beautiful!!
So much colour and movement.
Not that I expect anything less!!
Andi :-)

Nedra said...

You know how I love those Kaffes!

Dee said...

Cathy...your quilts are like pieces of kaleidoscopic heaven come down! LOL I love them and the quilting is perfect! Thanks for sharing this one...the binding is way cool!
Blessings and books returned on time to you!

Ariane said...

I love it!! It's so colorful. I just love the fabrics together.

YankeeQuilter said...

Beautiful...polka dot binding is a new favorite!

Zonnah said...

It is beautiful!

amandajean said...

so much goodness in this quilt! i've wanted to make a quilt like this for awhile now...it's amazing!

West Michigan Quilter said...

What a beautiful quilt. I can see why it's your favorite. Thanks for the info on how you put it together. Makes me want to try to make a quilt like this. Thanks for sharing.

Rafael's Mum said...

I love this quilt, and you got me into the icecream quilt too... it is not even finished and I love it allready (am collecting fabric..). Love this strippy one though with the fantastic rich colours and doesn't the cabbage on the back work well!! lovely !

imquilternity said...

Of course...Kaffe! I would expect nothing else from you, my dear. Your quilt is absolutely stunning! Beautiful fabrics and gorgeous quilting. Your quilts are always wonderful!

Diva Quilts said...

I LOVE those fabrics - and what a great, simple way to show them off. Beautiful!

qusic said...

great choice of Westminsters, you made them, which are quite challenging at times into a beautiful and lively quilt- I especially love what you insert between rows of big blooms and of course this binding :)

cathleen said...

Oh, Cathy, this is so gorgeous. You did a great job of blending all those lovely bold fabrics together. I can see why it's your favorite!

Christine said...

Love it, I just bought the new book of Kaffe, the quilts are so happy

cheers
Christine

PatchworkRose said...

Just love those colours Cathy
So Rich and vibrant and happy. So Inspirational. :-)
Cheers
Lynne

Julia said...

Beautiful Cathy and very colourful....you did great with the quilting on a small machine..
Julia ♥

sewpam63 said...

FABulous, Cathy!!! It's a real beauty. : )

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

I love this quilt oh so much. Not only because the design is so simple and effective, but also because the fabrics are gorgeous!!! I think I have all of these fabrics in my Kaffe stash (yes it has its own cupboard) and I might just have to make a quilt just like it! Not sure if my quilting skills are as good as yours though!

Rita

Theresa said...

I've always loved this cabbage print - it certainly makes your quilt sing. And your swirly quilting is gorgeous. Lovely lovely.

ranette said...

Wonderful quilt Cathy! I love the way you've showcased all of the yummy fabric....did I spy some Flea Market Fancy in that quilt...lol.

Rebecca said...

Love the fabric used in your quilt thanks for sharing it with use.
Hugs Bec

Arabella said...

What a lovely way to showcase those amazing fabrics! Beautiful quilt!

wishes, true and kind said...

Fabulous choice for the quilt festival, Cathy. I adore this quilt! Thanks for the close-up of the August Roses fabric. Still one of my favorites!

Sequana said...

Wonderful colors! But then, color is what Kaffee and Brandon are all about, isn't it? I've just discovered the Mabley fabrics - anxious to get some. This is a knockout way to use them.

Ann said...

Oh, Wow! So gorgeous, so simple, so sumptuous, so ...!Thanks so much! Ann.

MARIKA said...

Very busy beautiful coloured wonderful substances nice together statement .
I like it colours .
Greeting and loving embrace Marika Hungary

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

Such a great way to use those large scale fabrics! It does seem so sad to cut them up sometimes!

Miri said...

Great quilt...love the how the thin stripes set off the wider ones!

Katie B. said...

Gorgeous, Cathy! I can see why this one is your favorite. You did a great job of showcasing those stunning prints.

Sew Many Ways... said...

Cathy, I love all your quilts, but the fabrics in this one are just beautiful. The quilting is fantastic too. Great pick for the festival!
~Karen~
ps I saw the post about your sewing room too. Wow, I am so jealous of your fabric cupboard...it's like fabric heaven!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh my gosh I love these fabrics and the textures them make together.

Allie said...

Beautiful...it looks so happy!

taylorsoutback said...

Love your colors and such nice quilting!
I fell in love with Melbourne when we visited with Doreen Speckman in '94. The local quilt guilds were incredible hostesses to our group - an experience I will always treasure.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful fabrics and colors! Love it.

Jocelyn
http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

HOPE said...

This simple design is STUNNING with the fabrics you chose! I loved looking over your blog...

So glad I found you. I'm a selftaught Quilter still learning.

Blessings..
HOPE

Lynn E said...

Although I am not a big fan of large prints, your quilt has shown me options that I have never thought of. Great quilt

Marit said...

Love your colorful quilt! I have made my own version of this wallpaper pattern in soft pastels, some time ago. It is so fun to see how different it looks in different color ways! You quilted it so beautifully! That is a huge inspiration!!!

Casey said...

This is really gorgeous. Fantastic work.

wishes, true and kind said...

I love that quilt, and you put it together just beautifully! I love that brown with blue dot print, too!