Welcome to my quilt for Amy's Fall Blogger's Quilt Festival. Be sure to pop in and see all the great quilts.
It all started 2010. I had discovered Kaffe Fasset and began collecting some of his fabrics and some brights that coordinated with them. I'd made several "bright" quilts but was still wanting to make one more. I found a pattern in a magazine and modified to suit me and decided to see what happened.
I prepped some strips for a road trip and was able to cut a bunch of blocks out.
They all looked so pretty.
I was really liking where this was going. Not sure where I would end up, but I was happy. The only constant was that each block had the same Kaffe fabric.
I must tell you, making these blocks was addictive. They grew and grew.....
until I had this many.
And then my granddaughter and her family came for a visit. She brought her own sewing machine and wanted to make a quilt. She was 7 years old that summer!!
She saw my Kaffe quilt up on the design wall and wanted to make one just like her Nana Girl :). Of course I couldn't say no. She went thru my stash and picked all the fabrics herself. She made her own choices for each block and auditioned them on hew own design wall. Her instincts were spot on!
Here she is sewing the blocks together - she got really good at that 1/4" seam allowance too.
And then it was time for me to quilt it.
She looks so proud...
and here we are together with our matching quilts.
Since then, I have finished my quilt. It stays over the back of my quilting chair and I get to enjoy it every day.
Here are the little bright kitties.
I did an overall meandering feather vine.
The journey of this quilt is indeed a sweet memory.
Have a great day,