Early this summer, I designed a layer cake quilt made with Kaffe Fassett fabrics. In fact, my “On the Plus Side” design has enjoyed quite a run with the customers/quilting students of Sew There! Quilts and More in Angier, NC. It has been so much fun to see their quilts made with various and diverse fabric collections.
All of the fabrics in the Kaffe layer cake are intense and of nearly the same value which evokes a rich, vibrant mood. My design wall was essential in dispersing the colors (particularly yellow) throughout the composition. Soon after making the quilt, I was captivated by another line of fabric, “Hello Fall” by Jessica Flick for Benartex. This line has nearly the same number of dark prints as it does of light/medium prints, so I alternated lighter blocks with darker blocks in the final layout.
An orange/brown from stash makes a nice border, and a tiny brown and black check print, cut on the bias, serves as a binding. I chose a pantograph of leaves (“Dave’s Falling Leaves” – Dave Hudson) and used tan thread which blends well with all the prints.
The quilt is a birthday gift for a daughter-in-law who is celebrating today.