Kaffe Quilt

Kaffe QuiltI have had my eye on this beautiful Kaffe Fassett jelly roll for some time now.

Kaffe Jelly RollIsn’t it gorgeous! This is from Minerva Crafts. I knew exactly what I wanted to use it for.

So often I shy away from jelly rolls. The 2.5 inch strips can seem limiting. But not with this design. And the pre-cuts help this come together quickly!

With just the jelly roll, you could make a lovely baby-quilt. I wanted to make my quilt just a little bigger and so I added two additional Kaffe prints (one yard of each). 

To start, I cut the yardage into 2.5 inch strips. Then I pieced together four strips sections (1/4 inch seam on the long side). To make the design stand out a little more, I made the sections made from the yardage always the same (two pieces of each, alternating). Once the strips are sewn together, cut into 8 inch blocks so they are square.

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Next place two squares right-sides together but alternate the rows – one horizontal and one vertical.

Sew around all four sides using a quarter inch seam. Then cut across each diaconal and press open. When you open them up you’ll notice the alternating rows produce the coolest design.

At this point I trimmed all my squares to a neat 5 inches square. It really helps to have a proper sized ruler for this. At first I tried to trim my squares with the ruler I use to trim my fabric strips (it’s about 6.5 inches by 24 inches) but it was awkward and kept slipping. So I went out and bought a smaller one (like this one) and my trim work went so much faster.

Kaffe Quilt

 

 

Each block is made up of four squares. There are a number of ways to arrange them. I matched mine up so they formed a diamond shape pattern. Then pieced them together with a 1/4 inch seam. Kaffe Quilt

This was such a fun quilt top to work on. I have never used this much colour in a quilt top before. And the Kaffe Fassett fabric makes this so silky soft. I used my favourite Aurifil 2024 (which I now have in a massive cone!) to piece everything together. And I just ordered Aurifil 2277 which I’m going to use to quilt my finished top!

Kaffe QuiltWhat’s your favourite fabric to work with? Do you gravitate to colour or shy away?

 

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4 thoughts on “Kaffe Quilt

  1. Brenda

    this looks great! I love the saturated Kaffes! I have a spool of 40 wt 2277 if you need it. just got back from a road trip and spent an hour at KickAss Country Store in Plumas and bought some fun prints. wishing now I had bought a few more.

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