Wednesday, July 16, 2014

112 shades of Kate - Aussie Charm Swap


The lovely and talented Melissa of MsMidge co-ordinated a fantastic Kate Spain charm swap. 56 members sent 56 each of two unique Kate spain fabric charms to Melissa who brilliantly sorted them into piles, packaged and sent out 112 unique charms from an assortment of Kate Spain fabrics from nearly every collection. 

Grabbing my trusty Jaybird Rulers, I made a traditional jewel shaped flower pattern, sans 'Y' seams, using all 112 charms on a background of Robert Kaufman quilters linen in grey.
  

The flowers are made using the jewel shape of the hex n more or mini hex n more rulers.





Using the same ruler(s), equilateral triangles are cut to be sewn to each side of the jewel. This makes a 60 degree, equilateral triangle shape. 3 pieces are sewn together to make a half - hexagon shape.


The quilt is assembled in rows using the half flowers. Setting half-hexagons and half-triangles were cut to square the quilt using the hex n more and side kick ruler.


The back is from the Kate Spain Daydream collection, pieced with the remaining charms in the grey colour way. The label is made from a left over half flower.


Pieced with 50wt Aurifil cotton Grey - 2620 and quilted using Dove 2600 50wt. I am in love with Dove ! A perfect neutral thread for quilting.


Thank you so much Melissa for all your hard work and thank you Kate for being Kate and designing the most gorgeous, happy and colourful fabrics for us to create with.




16 comments:

  1. I just adore it Jane! It's making me wish I'd used a darker background! Yay you! xx

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  2. oh wow jane... another stunning quilt... perfect background colour choice to go with it all.... it's AMAZING.... if you notice it is missing then it might be over here!
    Hugz

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  3. Tis beauteous Jane. I love it and want the template for that shape so I can make a quilt some day..

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  4. Wow that is absolutely stunning!! I love how the colors really pop on the background, grey makes pretty much everything look even better :)

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  5. What a great quilt. Love the jewel shape.

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  6. what a great piece you have made here, the template takes hexies so much further, very nice fabrics too and what a good way to get such a variety of fabric.

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  7. Really lovely! All of those fabrics are so great and the grey really makes them pop.

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  8. Gorgeous....absolutely Gorgeous.....love the grey too.

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  9. It looks really good. I have that ruler, it gives me ideas. I also have a bunch of colorful fabric that I don't know what to do with it. I'll keep yours as reference to maybe a future project.

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  10. Jane, you have created the most amazing quilt. I hope you win a prize in the quilt along, you deserve to for sure. I bought those rulers at the quilt fair, hope you don't mind if I copy your quilt someday. Thank you for the tutorial. Well done, a wonderful finish.

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  11. I am so glad you said that about the Dove as it is the next thread colour I am going to be using LOL! Love this quilt so much... how big is it?

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  12. What a lot of fun! Those fabrics are ideal for that sort of swap - anything anyone makes will look gorgeous!

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  13. Fantastic quilt!! I love your jewel flowers and the lovely grey that sets them off beautifully!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

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  14. Just beautiful. I'm glad her swap was a hit. I was so honored when she asked if she could duplicate my US version of the Kate Spain Swap. It is so addictive. I've already got people asking if I'm going to host a 3rd round. LOL

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  15. LOVE your quilt, it's very pretty. Do you put your label on before or after you have it quilted?

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