Monday, June 23, 2008

Kaufmann cloth

Just a quick snap in bad lighting to show you that I did actually get some time with my sewing machine yesterday. I cut all the pieces and stitched all the "four square in four square" blocks (or whatever you might call them) plus all the setting triangles, so I was quite pleased with myself (she says, smugly...) The fabric is from a Robert Kaufmann collection I bought a while back, because I fell in love with a tabe runner a friend of mine had made with this combination. I knew I wanted to make something in the same colours, but not to copy what she had done. Table runners aren't quite my thing either, because my coffe-table is rather squareish, so a table cloth would be better. In the latest issue of Quilt Sampler I spotted a quilt in one of the shops that I really liked, and after studing it before I went to sleep one evening, I woke up with the perfect solution of combining that pattern and these fabrics. I had some misgivings along the way, and had to be really creative to get enough fabric, but I made it work - so what if some of the medium squares had to be pieced to be big enough? It is patchwork after all, isn't it :-) I have almost finished the top tonight, so there will be a closer look tomorrow.


Lily Boot said...

I LOVE the pieced setting triangles! What a lovely pattern - I've recently rediscovered the four patch and I think it's a jolly nice, immensely satisfying design! And good for you making that fabric s-t-r-e-t-c-h! I've put 8 seams in a half square triangle to make up enough! :-) It's just a lovely quilt!

Jan said...

This quilt is going to be a stunner! The four-patches really set of the rest of the design. And the most interesting (to me!) antique quilts often use piecing in blocks where they don't have large enough fabric pieces.

Tine said...

It is beautiful! I love those fabrics... And the 4-blocks look very very pretty, it'll be just gorgeous!