Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Colors of Peru Quilt Top Done!!

Hello Everyone,

Boy am I behind! I am sure many of you will remember me working on this wonderful quilt from this post. Well, I finished the top a while ago and am just getting around to posting it now.

I have to say that I am in love with this top!! Fun, cheerful, bright, and easy to put together.



All the striped fabrics were from my stash. I had gotten them about 5 years ago at a quilt shop that had them on clearance for about $3 per yard... Score! What a great top they made.


The story behind this quilt was that I was looking for a project to make with these striped fabrics. So, of course I went straight to my Kaffe books. It is from his Passionate Patchwork book and is called Shirt Stripe Boxes.

In the book his quilt was a totally different color palette. It was made from old shirtings so they were mainly blue and white. You can see a picture of the quilt from the book in my previous post by clicking here.


But have no fear, he has a similar pattern called Earthy Mitered Boxes in his newest book Simple Shape, Spectacular Quilts. That quilt has a border on it and the stripes may be a little more well matched than mine.


Although it may look like my stripes are pretty well mitered, look closer, they are not even close to being mitered perfect. But I just love the illusion. I didn't fuss with them at all. They were just pieced as is and the result is what I am in love with!!



Now onto to making the backing and then to get it on my long arm and quilt it!! It will be a well used quilt when I am done. The added bonus is that it will always remind me of the vibrant colors that we saw when we visited Peru.

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Until Next Time...


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58 comments:

Rafael's Mum said...

YAY!! It's done and it looks smashing Jackie!! I love it and it does remind you of the Peru colours! Beautiful!!

Lynne said...

That is a fabulous quilt - those colours and stripes and squares just keep on moving and moving. I could look at that all day. I am in the middle of making a Kaffe quilt for my mum and just loving how confident he is with coloure whereas I am just terrified of it and never know what to do with it. But, as he has made all the design decisions for me, I can just relax and enjoy the sewing. I can't wait to see yours finished and quilted. Do you know how you will quilt it yet?

Vickie E said...

looks awesome. I am super impressed that the fabric was $3 a yard.

Jamie in Louisiana said...

It's early morning, I am drinking my coffee rambling through my daily "reads". Then I hit your site -- This has to be one of the most beautiful quilts I have seen. You have done Kaffe proud. Have a great day.

Terry said...

Wow! It's absolutely fabulous Jackie! :0)

Stephanie said...

Eye-catching and I love the movement. Vibrant and wonderful.

Cathy said...

It is truly beautiful Jackie, I love those saturated colours. I would love to visit Peru one day, how lovely to have a reminder. xo

Linda said...

Beautiful!!

Anya said...

Wow, that really pops! I love it! Makes me want to cut into my (small) stash of stripes!

Anita in Florida said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait to see how you quilt it.

9patchnurse said...

I love it! And I, too, have a stash of stripes and that book of Kaffe's. Seeing your quilt might be just what I needed to go for it. Thank you!

Terri Stegmiller said...

Wow, this will be a stunner when it is totally done.

Annette said...

Your quilt is stunning! I love the colors. You could only feel happy while snuggling up in it.

karenfae said...

I really like it. Have you decided what kind of quilting you are going to do on it to go with all those stripes?
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Millie said...

I know that inspiration quilt! I loved it too. You have done an excellent job. The colors are fabulous. Can't wait to see it quilted! You'll do a beautiful job, I am quite sure!

Merete said...

Gorgeous!

Nedra said...

I have some of Kaffe's stripes, but I don't think I have enough for a quilt. Maybe a pillow or two? I love how yours turned out. Very happy and bright!

Michaela said...

Very beautiful!

badlandsquilts said...

Gorgeous Jackie!

Linda said...

Wow Jackie, this is such a stunning quilt, love all the vibrant colors.

Melanie said...

What a beautiful quilt, Jackie! It's just gorgeous!

Catherine said...

I love it - all those beautiful colors and dizzying patterns!

Jewel said...

I love it. All those bright colors and stripes... just perfection.

MichelleB said...

Jackie, it is spectacular! I am in love. I can hardly wait to see it after it is quilted.

Heather said...

That is wonderful. I like it much better than the one featured in the book. Your colours are so much more exciting.

pratima said...

It is amazing, Jackie! Love the graphic patterns of the stripes!!

Sandra Henderson said...

Love, Love, Love it! Thank you for giving us a great idea to use up our stripes. and I adore how you didn't make them all "perfect". It wouldn't have been the same. I once knew a lady who owned a quilt shop and she obsessed so over each quilt, she never got much finished because they all had to be so perfect. I quit showing her my stuff because .... well. SO, thanks for keeping it real!XO

Anina said...

Wow Jackie! I love this! Of course I would since I love bright fabrics.
Can't wait to see it quilted and bound.

PunkiePie said...

WOW! It's gorgeous!!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

This is really amazing! I may have to check my stash for some stripes:)

wishes, true and kind said...

Really gorgeous, Jackie!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It has so much life. Almost 3d looking. I really admire your ability to put this together. IT took vision Jackie.

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

Oh Jackie, I LOVE it. The colors and stripes just dance!!

Once upon a time I saw the blue and white version you speak of. I was so inspired. I cut up an old shirt and made one gorgeously lined up blue, red and white striped block. It was so much work! And it was 6". I did a quick calculation of how long it would take me... and I set it aside for the time being. It was too much for me. I can really appreciate all that went into this. AND I started mine about a year ago... maybe it's time for a second block!! : )

Sherri said...

It's gorgeous...and I so agree with Nanette...it takes VISION to make a quilt like this!

Carol from Panama said...

My kinda quilt - my kinda colors - LOVE it!! In my large Kaffe stash I do not have any of his woven stripes - hummm... do I need to buy more fabric?

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I am in love with your quilt!!!

kpaints said...

Wonderful, absolutely wonderful! A long wait to use the fabric but it was waiting for this quilt!

Vicki W said...

It's stunning! How will you quilt it?

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Jackie I just love this one...

Cathi said...

Oh, I love this!! It is so much fun to look at!! Gorgeous, beautiful bright colours!

WoolenSails said...

Love how it looks and great idea for stripes.

Debbie

Barb said...

Jackie, I just love that quilt...is it so fun...

Janet said...

I think I like your coloured version very much with it's saturated colours and it has so much movement. A fabulous quilt!

Quilts on Bastings said...

Beautiful Jackie - stunning colours and I love the stripes.

Rumi said...

Fabulous! The bright cheery colors are just wonderful.

Vivian said...

You gave such life to this pattern with your bold and bright stripes. Kaffe's blue/white one was OK, but this version just sings!
I'd love to make one too, but the last time I counted, I think I found only 8 or 10 stripes in my stash. Shopping time?

Karen said...

Just one word - fabulous!! The colors are amazing in the pictures, I'm sure the quilt is even more stunning in person!! How do you plan to quilt it?

SheilaC said...

Jackie, those stripes are wonderful!! And I just love the bright colors, great job!

SheilaC

Victoria said...

This top is truly stunning. Beautiful work, and I look forward to seeing how you quilt it!

Kim D. said...

Jackie, love your new quilt it turned out spectacular. I gravitate to the bright bold fabrics. They make me happy.

Suzie said...

Truly beautiful!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

I just love it Jackie! And yes, it does look perfectly matched from just a tiny distance...awesome!

I'm anxious to see how you'll quilt it...

Fleurette said...

Stunning! Amazed at how you've used the striped fabric.

Sweet P said...

What an awesome quilt! It's the perfect design for those fabrics.

Tonya R said...

absolutely gorgeous. you did great!

AJ said...

After seeing your blogger festival quilt I had to keep looking...love this one!

prashant said...

looks awesome.!!
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sewpam63 said...

Thanks, Jackie, for this inspiration! Just what I needed to kick myself into gear! I LOVE your Mitered Boxes quilt and the STRIPED fabrics you used!!! Can I ask you a question...did you press your seams open or to one side? I just made a Baby Mitered Boxes quilt and am thinking I want to make another...?! ; )

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