Thursday, March 25, 2010

More of Chaos

Thank you!  Thank you!  What a wonderful response to the Chaos Quilt top featured in yesterday's Wordless Wednesday post.  I think I need to add some words though.


This quilt top is made from Kaffe Fasset shot cottons, as well as Kaffe's checks and stripes.  I have tried to source more of the colorful checks and stripes without success.   It seems they have been discontinued and replaced with a new range of checks and stripes fabrics.

The pattern that I used for this quilt is from the Rowan book - A Colorful Journey (also now difficult to source!).   The quilt pattern in the book is called Co-Ordinated Chaos.  I have used my own color palette, substituting the red/orange fabrics with blues and greens, and is perhaps a little less coordinated, hence the name.   

Co-Ordinated Chaos Quilt by Sally B Davis
from A Colourful Journey by Kaffe Fassett

The quilt top that I have made measures 58 inches x 44 inches, and has been basted.  I have also started quilting it.



This quilt top is really striking and colorful, but was desperately in need of some added texture.   I am quilting it with straight lines (using a walking foot), both horizontally and vertically, clustered close together. 


Not much more to go.  Stitch, stitch, stitch ...

RELEVANT LINKS:
Chaos Quilt - A Finished Quilt
Kaffe Fassett - Shot Cottons

39 comments:

  1. The quilting really adds a wonderful texture to the quilt. This is going to be another masterpiece.

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  2. The quilting is looking amazing!

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  3. it looks amazing! LOVE the colors and i think the quilting will be fantastic!

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  4. Love the quilting!! I've stopped on your blog before but I don't think I've ever commented. I just wanted to say I really admire your work, you are so talented and have such an eye for color, fabric, and design. This quilt is stunning! Look forward to seeing it complete, I'm curious to what you will pick for the binding, with all that color there are sooo many options :)

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  6. The quilting is coming along beautifully. I think I might have quilted the same quilt for a customer - must dig out some photos to compare...

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  7. I love the way you do your machine quilting - great quilt!
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  8. It looks wonderful! I like your colors so much more than the one in the book!

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  9. I think it looks great! It's colorful and playful and makes me feel good looking at it. Maybe I need to try to make a quilt! ;D

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  10. WOW, just gorgeous. I love the quilting.

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  11. Lovely.

    Been following your blog for some time now.

    Really lovely.

    Sona
    All the way from India

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  12. This is absolutely gorgeous! So simple, but so striking!

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  13. I do love the quilting but I think even without it looked lovely and 'flowy' (if that's a word).

    Loved the interview on Sew Mama Sew too. Congratulations!

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  14. Great looking quilt! Your quilting looks like handstitching. What size stitch do you use?? Just a normal straight stitch??

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  15. Another winner! This quilt looks quite soft, have you udes a very thin batting? A nice summer quilt.

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  16. Your quilting is striking! What kind of thread are you using? It's just beautiful and has inspired me to use more colors!

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  17. I love the way you are quilting this. Kaffe Fassett fabrics are my favourite and your quilt is gorgeous.

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  18. The quilting adds a great dimension. Can't wait to see the finished product! :)

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  19. I love how youre quilting it! It adds such fun texture and lines. So striking!

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  20. This quilt is gorgeous, love the spirited colors and stripes. Oliver will look grand on this one, be sure to get a pic of him! and post so we can all enjoy seeing him again!!!
    I need to get a pic of my girls on one of my quilts, next post!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Colleen

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  21. Your quilt is gorgeous. Love the stripe fabrics!

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  22. I love the color palette you went with. So bright and happy. I love the mix of the plaids, stripes, and solids. Fun to see how you have decided to quilt it.

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  23. Again, I say, BEAUTIFUL! :) I might have to copycat! :)

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  24. I have some of the Kaffe stripes from the older collection in my Flickr photostream that I am willing to part with...let me know if anyone is interested!

    Your quilt is gorgeous!

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  25. I went to the Glorious Color website, which carries the full line (I think) of Kaffe fabric and you are right about the stripes. They have a good selection of "hazy stripes" but I really like their original stripes better--very hard to locate.

    Your quilt is fabulous!

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  26. I love your color choices! And the quilting...wonderful (as usual!) :)

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  27. Isn't it just amazing how a quilt really comes to life when we add the quilting....your choice of quilting design is perfect!!

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  28. This quilt is thrilling! The fabrics are going to sing with that quilting! Beautiful, Rita!

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  29. Love the quilt and the quilting. Can you tell me what color thread you're using for the quilting?

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  30. This is magnificent Rita. So lovely to see you over on SMS this morning.

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  31. I just love this quilt! The quilt stitches are really lovely. Can't wait to see the final results.
    You've made my morning!

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  32. I think Glorious Color has them on sale in their discontinued section.

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  33. Your quilt is absolutely masterful! Lovely! I would like you to do a whole post on the base pattern, and how you went about determining your colour scheme and fabric choices. I think we could all learn a lot by following your steps as you put this piece together.

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  34. beautiful. I was just playing around searching on shot cottons and those wonderful stripes, not sure if I should commit to them or not and then I see this. oh yes, I'm in love.

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  35. I absolutely LOVE LOVE Kaffe and am currently celebrating him on my piece on my blog. I LOVE YOURS! and am tempted to start one right now, thank you for the inspiration. I have bandaids on my fingers from my current hand quilting. We may be quilting at this moment "together". You are so talented! Em

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  36. That may have been one of the first Kaffe Fassett books I ever purchased. So full of inspiration! I prefer your fabric choices to the original. The colors are just fabulous! It makes me happy just looking at it.

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  37. I love this! I'm working on a quilt for my daughter, and I've been trying to figure out what to do for her next rectangular block, and I didn't want to do it in a log cabin style.. this is perfect!! Thanks for inspiring!

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