Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Kaffe Fassett and QSTs

I combined large blocks of Kaffe Fassett fabrics with very subtle Quarter Square Triangles (QSTs) in this quilt for my stepdaughter. I didn't have a pattern for this one--I just made alternate blocks that I thought would be complementary to the prints.

The KF fabrics reminded me of vintage sheet prints.

Since the prints are quite bold, I toned them down a bit by using QSTs as alternate blocks.

The color difference is very subtle (almost too subtle, I think), but the QSTs are white and creme.

I used a small print for the backing and a purple blender for the binding. Many of the fabric prints contained some purple, so I think the color combination worked well.

The quilt finished at 82" x 82". I quilted it on my DSM with a simple meandering pattern.

I told my husband that the prints reminded me of vintage sheets. He said he had never thought of sheets as vintage before, but that he really liked the sheets we had on the bed now. I told him that since I got them new in the 1970s and have used them ever since, they certainly qualify as vintage!

I'm linking with Fiber Tuesday 133 at the Quilting Room with Mel.


  1. I really like your KF quilt. The subtle QST are so subtle, I had to enlarge my computer screen to see that they were really pieced!! lol. They do make the other prints pop well. Your stepdaughter will love it.

  2. I love this quilt! It reminded me of Mimmie's dresses :)

    1. It does! Mimmie wore what I remember Nanny calling "loud" colors--Nanny's dresses were more muted. :)

  3. This quilt is awesome! It's the second I've seen this week with bold colors offset by low volume squares! I think one is in my future....so very, very beautiful...I like the simplicity of it...reminds me of my Grandmother's life - beautiful, warm and strong. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thanks for your kind words. Thanks, too, for visiting my blog.


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