The Backstory Quilt Completed

I quilted up The Backstory Quilt today.  It is on it’s way to one of the only girl babies (and her mama) in my sphere.  I loved using the back of the Kaffe Fassett fabric so much for parts of the front that I flipped the fabric over for the back and the binding.  It is so soft and girlie.  I quilted it in straight lines following the rectangular shape of the quilt.





This quilt was small enough I was able to display it from the mantel in our bedroom. My husband has designed and made most of the wood furniture in our house as well as both our fireplace mantels and the vanity in our bathroom. A few years ago when we were remodeling part of the house I drew a picture of the mantel that I wanted and he constructed this for me.  So grateful for my guy.


The Backstory Quilt Top

I like to think of myself as a modern girl.  For the most part I like bold designs and bright colors but sometimes I like some softness.  There’s nothing like a traditional design quilt made of pinks and blues that you can wrap yourself up in with a cup of tea by the fire to bring the blood pressure down a few points.  With that desire in mind I pulled out some favorite Kaffe Fassett fabrics from my stash and started making up a new quilt top.  I decided to go with a traditional courthouse steps design but again since I am a modern woman I had to break the rules a bit. 😉  I flipped the fabrics to the wrong side for the sides of the pattern which brought even more softness to the quilt.




I got the idea of flipping the fabrics over from the first quilt I ever made. I bought a quilt kit off of ebay several years ago and loved the effect Kaffe suggested of flipping the fabric for a more washed out effect.



Jane Completed

I finally completed my “Jane Fell in the Brambles” quilt, previously blogged here: It is an adaptation of Elizabeth Hartman’s Sparkle Punch quilt using fabric from Heather Bailey’s Nicey Jane line, Alexander Henry’s Ghastly Bramble fabric and a Kaffe Fassett print for the back. I went with varied width horizontal lines for quilting. The colors remind me of spring and make me happy in these short winter days.