Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Chintzd Up Haze Kilim

Wow, I'm surprised how quickly this quilt top has come together. Perhaps having it hanging on the design wall, available to sew a unit or two if I have a spare 10 minutes or so has helped. Anyway, the quilt top is finished. I based this quilt on Kaffe Fassett's Haze Kilim quilt from his latest Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts book.
 I love how the glorious florals slightly clash with the eccentric dots. It certainly is a shock of colour.
The sun was shining today, so I had a bit of fun taking some photo's of the quilt on the clothesline.
The stained glass window effect is always wonderful.
 My favourite...the shadow of the clothesline showing through.
Quite a few people said they liked the initial layout of the florals on the design wall. I might have to try a quilt like that, more simple and soothing than the riot of colour in my Chintzd Up version. Perhaps some Kona white for sashing in between?
 Or perhaps I will make something different. How do you decide what you will make next? Do you have a long list of quilts you want to create, or do you just wait til inspiration strikes? xo

51 comments:

PatchCreationen said...

Hello,
this quilt is an explosion of colours !
It´s great !
Greetings from Bavaria
Carola

Theresa said...

How gorgeous. You might think it's clashing but OMG those florals are just fantastic. I think they really work. Love it. And Mr Hills Hoist should use that clothes line pic in their next promotional catalogue!

Kelly said...

Wow speedy and fabulous! love the shot with that gorgeous blue sky, Its miserable here!

Kelly said...

Oh and I've got a very long list, plus when i get inspired i do a quick sketch then add it to the list lol, Im way too slow to start to many new projects :)

Christine said...

gosh you got that one done so quick it looks super.

cheers
Christine

susi said...

this is an incredible quilt top,congrats, i like it very much,have a nice day,susi

Quilts on Bastings said...

Hi Cathy
Another stunning quilt - I do love the special effect you've created with your photography.

nicolette said...

Lovely explosion of colours!

I love the quilt with all the white in it!

I never have to wait for inspiration. I have this crazy long list of projects I’m working on and projects I want to start. My problem is that I can’t stick to one project very long, cause I feel the need to explore something new.
Like finally making a quilt from the KF fabrics I have collected.

Katy said...

don't tell Kaffe, but I like your version better!

I have a list longer than life instelf of things I want to make. And I'm always clipping out pictures of things and saving them, just in case - like a flower that has great colours, or some tiles, or a bag with a lovely fabric. I need to hide away for a year and get some of it out of my head and made!

Lynne said...

Wow that is amazing. It is so beautiful in the sunshine and the colours and the light just jump out at you. I am in the middle of making a Kaffe quilt for my mum and the colour combinations are so out of my comfort zone but I am really getting to love them. When I tried using the scraps though, I got scared and ended up sashing in between in white! I wonder how they'd look with a charcoal sashing too. I think the brighter colours might really pop.

Rafael's Mum said...

That came together quickly! And ended up SO lovely!! I love the stained glass effect photos and I love the way it has all come together! I also have a long long list waiting... Although it was nice with the white on the design wall, I like the coloured inserts better and would do something totally new next (but don't ask me what!!)

Marit said...

The quilt top is glorious! And your pictures so beautiful!

I have a list of quilts I want to make, but I often let inspiration kick-start a new quilt. This means, I have quite a few quilt-tops waiting to be turned into quilts...
; )

Helen in Switzerland said...

Love it! The border fabric works brilliantly to pull it all together. You are truly an inspiration!!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous. I, too, love the clothesline shadow through the quilt. I won't live long enough to make all of the quilts I'm inspired by. I decide at times when the mood strikes...sometimes decided by a piece of fabric, other times by a quilt I've seen.

Dee said...

What a beautiful quilt! My favorite is the picture of the clothesline shadowed through the sunlit stained glass!

ranette said...

WOWZA! Just a riot of color and I love it....Cathy you get more done than any other quilter, well except for Janet...lol

I always try to go by my mood for the next project, but I have a long, long list of
"to do" quilts.

Jackie said...

You absolutely outdo yourself every time you make a quilt. I love this one and isn't it just a thrill that Kaffe would like to see it in the flesh!! Of course, I have a long list of quilts that I want to make. But I think I usually work on ones that strike me depending on the mood I am in at the time.

Kim said...

I LOVE it!!! The dots and the florals...perfect companions!!! Bravo!

Minka's Studio said...

Beautiful quilt! Great photos!

Shelley said...

Once again you have made something so lovely! It always makes me smile when I see you have a new photo on flickr or a new blog post :)

As for what to create next, I have a list longer than I could complete in two lifetimes! I tend to start more things than I finish, but I never get bored! And it makes me happy to be that way, and isn't that the point?

Nedra said...

Your photographs on the clothes line are as beautiful as the quilt. great job!

ktquilts said...

Absolutely stunning!!! I liked the white of the design wall showing through too! Perhaps your quilt does need a sister!! Thanks for sharing!!

Blessings,

KT

randi---i have to say said...

very impressive! it makes me want to branch out more as far as color is concerned!

Miriam said...

Congratulations on a magnificent riot of glorious colour Cathy!
I love the stained glass effect!

Sam said...

Spectacular quilt! I was wondering how you'd border it and you sure surprised me -- I love the fresh happy green.

wishes, true and kind said...

Perfection, Cathy! I love how the bright dots both blend in and pop out at the same time. That probably doesn't make much sense, but I know what I mean :). Anyway -- another beautiful work of art! You continue to amaze!

joan

Kim D. said...

Beautiful!! I also love the white sashing between the floral blocks, it really makes them pop. I have a list of quilts that I want to make, but sometimes I see an entirely new to me quilt and it goes to the top of the list.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Your florals are so beautiful. One of these days I'm making a quilt like this.

frayedattheedge said...

I can't believe you've made this so quickly!! It looks fabulous ... and yes, it would also look good with white ssashing.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

""stunning""

Cardygirl said...

Gorgeous Cathy. You must be thrilled!

YankeeQuilter said...

I love the white sashing but I love the wildness of your quilt too...augh! Maybe a quilt with white sashing and a wild pieced border? too much fun.

I have a "list" but find myself going off and getting inspired by something not on the list (like the Kaffe flowers with white sashing!) way too often!

Bronwyn said...

This is simply gorgeous - I think Kaffe fabrics are designed to shock; in a very stylish way of course!!! I'm sorry you didn't get to come to the Sew It Together - your other plans sounded good too - hopefully next year you might plan a trip to Sydney - it was a v.v. good day!

Andi said...

Stunning! Stunning! Stunning!
Love the hills hoist shadow shot. Very Australian!!
Andi :-)

PS Looking forward to tomorrow.

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Wowee! I love your Chintzd Up version of the quilt - the riotous colors speak to me! Another fantastic quilt.

I do get a little anxious about "what's next" and find myself floundering when in between projects. Something somehow always turns up. I don't have a list of quilts that I would like to make, but wait for inspiration to strike and then run with it.

Rita
x

Maree: said...

love the way you put these Quilts together...so Vibrant & Alive...Gorgeous Cathy.
cheers

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful. Love the fabrics and colors! Yumm.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Brianna said...

Love the quilt all put together! Looks fantastic, the first pic you put up has inspired me to make one with the white in between. Just have to wait for the Kona to arrive now! I keep looking through the Kaffe book and changing my mind as to what I what to make next. Can't wait to see if you do make it with the white sashing now.

Janet said...

Another fabulous quilt, love it to pieces. The border is great, your favourite cabbages look just right.

Tammy Vasser said...

The quilt is WONDERFUL!! I love it and wouldn't change a thing. I have a long list of quilts I want to make. I start the one with the closest deadline (gifts for friends' birthdays or weddings) and if I don't have any deadlines, then I just go with the one that makes me most excited. Thanks for the great blog. I'm always inspired when I stop here!

Karen said...

Your glorious florals and eccentric dots are perfect together. What an incredible quilt!!

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

Hi Cathy! The list of things I want to do is SO long...So VERY long! I have ideas and inspiration scattered everywhere. Too bad I never get anything done...

love, love, love the stained glass look!

Ivory Spring said...

Hello Cathy,

I just stumbled on your blog. Your work is BEAUTIFUL. I am new at hand applique. I want to let you know that your tutorials are most helpful.

I would like to add you to my blogroll. I hope you don't mind?

a very fine house said...

Lovely to meet you today, your quilts are beautiful and I particularly love the snowball quilt. Judy

sparkle jars said...

I thoroughly enjoy all the color and beauty in your posts. :-)

Carol at Serendipity said...

I am a big Kaffe fan. Love your quilt. Kaffe would be proud!

Carol

Jean said...

As they say..... Sew Many Quilts... Sew Little Time! One of my problems is that I don't "just" quilt! I sew other things too. Wedding dresses, clothes for the grands and lots of other fun things! It is hard to keep up! Sometimes sewing "just for me" gets left behind! The quilt is really great! The colors just pop! I agree, I love the blocks with maybe a white Kona in between... it would look really neat too!

cathleen said...

Oh my goodness! This one is by far my favorite of all your quilts. Spring and Summer mixed together and totally beautiful!!!

Monika said...

I think you have hit the nail on the head (for me anyway!)...
put a quilt up on the design wall so it is there inspiring you to continue (not folded up sitting on the table looking nothing but fabric) and also being able to do the 10 mins here and there. Before you know it, it is finished!!
I absolutely love how vibrant and out there this quilt is. You are one very inspiring person!!

Rach said...

Fantastic! I love this!

Unknown said...

Love the quilt! Read your comment out trying it with white smashing and was wondering if you had considered cathedral window quilts. I'm trying to figure out the colors I want to use on my cathedral window quilt and your design wall was inspiring.