Saturday, 2 August 2014
Sparkling Gemstones Quilt - a start
About three years ago I ordered this selection of bright Kaffe Fassett prints with a plan in mind.
These aren't my normal taste in fabrics but one of the quilts in this book - Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott - inspired my purchases.
This Sparkling Gemstones quilt caught my eye and I thought I'd give it a go. However, the fabrics waited and waited and waited for some attention. They waited rather longer than I had anticipated, so, when I joined in with the Finish Along this year, I thought it was time I made good on my plans.
So, I've been chopping fabric and chain piecing like crazy to create the required 108 blocks. (I should note that no jelly roll was actually available for this quilt, so I had to cut my own 2.5"strips from a selection of long quarters. A pre-cut jelly roll would obviously have sped up this process.)
A few nights ago I laid out all of the blocks on my living room floor. I switched a few here and there and am sure some of you might spot more I should swap around, but honestly I just had to call it done at one point because the knock on effect of swaps when 108 blocks are in play are practically endless!
I LOVE how this looks even though those fabrics are out of character choices, and I can really see how the Kaffe Fassets create the sparkling gemstones name of the quilt. It feels great to have finally made a start on this long neglected project!