Monday, May 03, 2010

Kaffe scraps...

I had a small finish this weekend.
It's really kinda big for me.
I have a Viking Mega Quilter. It's been collecting dust for 3 years since we moved.
I just couldn't bring myself to use it. It's hard to explain.
Well this weekend I set a goal to get it threaded and just sew a straight seam.
Not only did I get it threaded but I started quilting with it too.
My Kaffe scrap quilt became a practice piece.
I'm really happy with it. The stitches are pretty even and it gave me the confidence to quilt another top.
I haven't bound that yet but when I do, I will surely blog it.
I'm not sure that I am ready to quilt more than a baby sized quilt.
however, this could be a great way for me to finish projects I have been holding on to.
The Kaffe scraps came from this quilt.
I may have blogged this quilt in the past. For the life of me I can't find that post.
 I even had to take another picture. 
It's Bars of Gold in Jelly Roll Quilts book by Pam and Nicky Lintott.
A couple of years ago my Mother-in-Law and I bought 1/4 yard pieces of 40 Kaffe prints to make our own jelly rolls.  This was before other fabric companies started making precuts like Moda.
She made this quilt with black borders. There are still 40 - 3 inch pieces left!
I digress.
The scraps from sub-cutting the strips are what I used for the small quilt above. If you really look at both quilts you can see the strip sets.
Okay I have to get to work for the day.
By the way, it seems I am getting close 500 posts...
could be some giveaways in the future {{wink wink}}


♥Duff said...

congratulations! it's beautiful!
I always say to my students: the hardest part of any assignment is to start it.

I'm terribly guilty of this!! (just bought a viking and it's still in the box. even though I can't return it at this point.)

Marie said...

Looks good to me. I'm proud of you for trying something different. Raises the bar for the rest of us.


karen @ badlandsquilts said...

Love all the Kaffe!

Unknown said...

Good for you, Vickie! A friend of mine has the Viking Mega Quilter and just like you couldn't bring herself to use it. Maybe for the same reasons as you. So glad you gave it a spin. You did a great job! And on Kaffe fabrics! Ack... some of my favorites as you know!

Caryl @ cinnamon holiday workshop said...

I like your "practice piece"....I call all of my machine quilting practice....that way I will just do it and not worry about having a perfect design!!! AND I am working on the bars of gold seems like I will need a more structured quilt design for it maybe? The three years in the box...reminds me I bought my artista 730E three years ago...never opened the embroidery part yet!!! Sorry to ramble...your post caused lots of thoughts!!

Brooke said...

Thanks for sharing another fun project - you are an inspiration!!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

very nice, Vickie!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Great job.

Sarah Craig said...

I love your little practice quilt - and the quilting is beautiful! Great job!!

susan said...

congrats on the mag, how exciting!!
glad to see you using your machine, the runner looks fab. if you are willing to part with your strips left over, i would love to swap!! such pretties!!

Trish said...

Congratulations on being published!! Very exciting. I love your hexagon runner. It looks fresh and springy. I would love to win the magazine, as I love making miniature quilts.