Monday, January 30, 2017

A Kaffe-tastic Weekend!

Hello Dear Blogging Friends!

Today's post will be short on words and long on photos! We spent our annual winter quilting weekend (we've lost track but think it was our 18th year) at the Cape. This post contains all the quilt tops and works in progress we made with our favorite Kaffe Fassett collection fabrics.
My Swoon blocks in progress. They are very large blocks.
I finished two and a half blocks. I have five made, four more to go. They are not hard, they just have a LOT of pieces. I purchased this as a block of the month kit several years ago from Waterwheel House Quilt Shop in Vermont.
Kim G.'s beautiful finished quilt top from the Quilts in Italy book.
Perhaps the lighting is better in this shot?
A close-up
Pat's amazing Kaffe quilt top. Pat purchased this kit several years ago as a block of the month from an online shop. I call it "border of the month" since it is lots and lots of borders around a beautiful appliqued center medallion.
Marion's gorgeous Kaffe scrap quilt top. These were our birthday blocks from a couple of years ago.
Cordula's Bowls and Vases quilt top. This was a Kaffe 20th anniversary kit. Cordula and Kim G. have both made this quilt. They bought the kit online. One purchased it from the Missouri Star Quilt Company and one purchased it from Hancock Fabrics. One of the shops was $100 less. It pays to comparison-shop! Apologies again for the bad mood lighting.
A close-up.
Both quilts in progress below use the same blocks. This is the Dresden Squared pattern from the Missouri Star Quilt Company that we selected as our group birthday block last year.
Joan S. squared off her blocks and is auditioning fabric for her centers.
Joanne S. left her blocks as circles and appliqued them with a satin stitch. Check out the cool design that the chevron printed fabric makes in the fan blades. Her polka dot fabric is really jazzy!
This is Karen's own pattern, Forever Yours. You can find it here. I love the bright reds and oranges that she used. It looks completely different than the current version on her pattern cover. I can't wait to see it when it's finished.
This is Karen's newest pattern to be published soon. We're looking for a good name. Any suggestions?
Thanks for visiting! Come back soon to see our other weekend projects made with non-Kaffe fabric.

Linking up on Friday to Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Finished or Not Friday, WIP's Be Gone and CrazyMom Quilts.

Pugs and kisses,


  1. Wow your swoon quilt is lovely. But all of your Kaffe quilts are gorgeous.

  2. Thanks for the quilt show. A lot of nice things being done. Yay quilters.

  3. Very fun! Sounds like you had a great get-away!

  4. Retreats are the best. I love your Swoon blocks and can't wait to see them all together!

  5. How exciting to have everyone working with Kaffe Fassett fabrics!!

  6. I'm probably blind, but I cannot find Karen's Forever Yours quilt pattern on the link you I really like it!

    1. Thank you for responding with help so quickly! I found it!

  7. Love the quilts that Karen is working on. How about "Plinko" for the runner because the layout reminds me of how the balls fall in a plinko game.

  8. Great Kaffe quilt eye candy here Nancy, thank you! I checked out Karen's shop and wow, is she talented!

  9. Wow it was a Kaffe-atic weekend. All of them are just awesome!!!

  10. Fabulous quilt show with all those Kaffe tops. Yours is a stunner. Thanks for sharing these!

  11. Oh wow they are all so gorgeous - what a lovely visual treat, thank you for sharing :)

  12. Hello! Love your take on the swoon block: the perfect mix of background, Kaffe and dots! And how can we not love pictures of a Kaffe Quilt Retreat? PS How about "Dot the Is", for Karen's new pattern?

  13. Wow! Beautiful fabrics and such beautiful interesting work. I love the quilt with the vases....