Kaffe Improv

Kaffe Improv Stripe

I am almost embarrassed to admit how long I sat on this quilt top and back, waiting to finish it. Apparently, I had plans 8 months ago to baste and quilt it right away! Ha, well things must have crept up and it just was pushed further and further down the priority list. It feels really good to check this UFO off my list.

Kaffe Improv Stripe

The blocks and cornerstones of this quilt were all made using Kaffe Fassett’s striped fabrics as well as Moda cross weaves. I am SO sad to say that I just heard last week from Brenda at Pink Castle Fabrics that Moda has discontinued their beautiful cross weaves. It’s really a shame, I hope they bring them back at some point. But for those that are hoping to stock up or try them out, you can find a few still on Etsy.

When I originally made these blocks, I wrote up a quick tutorial. The blocks actually came together rather quickly and I love the variety of them. Then I used 3″ finished white sashing with corner stones between the blocks.

Kaffe Improv Stripe Back

It’s actually hard to see the detail in the photos since I washed this quilt before taking pictures, but for the back I used two blocks of solid fabric and then incorporated strips of Kaffe stripes and Moda cross weaves. I love the look.

Kaffe Improv Stripe Back

I quilted this in a free motion meandering style, giving it that cozy, crinkled look. It measures about 44″ x 58″. I’ll be putting this quilt up for sale in my shop soon.

Kyler Birthday

This weekend was my son’s 3rd birthday. We spent both days celebrating, relaxing, but not sewing. But that’s ok, I really love this guys and can’t believe how fast he is growing up. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!



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    March 11, 2012

    What a great quilt, I love this block and all the fabric you chose looks so perfect together. Happy birthday to your little one. He’s so adorable!

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    March 11, 2012

    Oh, my littlest will be 3 in mid June…it’s coming up soon. Isn’t it amazing how the time flies? I am so sad about the crossweaves too. I really love them.

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    Darcy Childress

    March 11, 2012

    Gorgeous colors and I love how you put the blocks together. We have until September until we have a THREE year old in the house, but I’m sure those months will pass like minutes 😉

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    March 11, 2012

    Nice cake mom! And I love the quilt!

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    March 11, 2012

    Very cool quilt, great use of KF fabrics! Happy Birthday to your handsome boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    March 11, 2012

    I love the quilt and the colors! I’m impressed that you quilt as much as you do with young children.

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    diane stanley

    March 11, 2012

    I think your Kaffe imrov quilt is fabulous and I am glad you decided to finish it.

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    March 11, 2012

    Love the quilt! Happy birthday to your son! 🙂 He is adorable!

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    Richard Healey

    March 11, 2012

    That is a beautiful quilt. Truly amazing ya cant belive you let it sit that long. Though Now that I am new to quilting I have a couple tops I am happy I am done with but not quite ready to quilt and going to make them in a box so I cant see them a couple months so I do not get tempted to do them as right now short on time.


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    March 12, 2012

    happy birthday little guy! i love this quilt faith! seriously, beautiful!

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    March 12, 2012

    Oh this is simply beautiful Faith – I love it so much.

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    March 12, 2012

    Love the tones in this one. Happy Birthday to a BIG 3yo!!!

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    March 12, 2012

    This is really a gorgeous quilt, Faith! I will have lots of leftovers of KF shot cottons since I’m using them for Farmer’s Wife blocks, so this would be a great project.

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    March 22, 2012

    It turned out beautifully! I love the bold, and slightly clash-y, colours in the Kaffe Fassett stripes, and they look great all jumbled together like this.


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