Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Kaffe Nirvana

I've been working on this applique quilt off and on (mostly off) since 2014 (my best guess), and now that I have almost finished the other applique project, it is time to concentrate on finishing this one.

I purchased the pattern from Dawn at Collector with a Needle ages ago, it is a full sized pattern which is excellent as there is no need to fuss about enlarging the pattern.  I knew I wasn't going to be using reproduction fabrics, so chose to use mainly Kaffe Fassett combined with a Zen Chic fabric from the Comma range as the background fabric.  (the colour in the photo above is more true to life than the one below0

It is a fairly large quilt, 213cm x 239cm (84" x 94") finished, which includes a 30cm (12") outside border.  It is a whole cloth applique which makes it a bit awkward to handle sometimes.

 (bottom corner of the quilt)

I've been placing most of my pieces by eye and trying to keep it looking fairly symmetrical at the same time.  I seem to remember that my background fabric pieces are a bit longer than the pattern calls for so I will need to make allowances for that once I start on the top part.


  1. Wow gorgeous fabrics Pip.

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks Pam, Kaffe fabrics are wonderful for fussy cutting, so many (perhaps too many) options for fussy or even not so fussy cutting.

  3. Oh, this is gorgeous Pip! Your applique stitching is beautiful too! I'm so glad you resurrected and shared it!

  4. This is rather stunning, especially with that vibrant background. Looking forward to seeing more of it.

  5. This is fabulous looking! I have long admired this pattern, actually made my own interpretation of it awhile back. Your version is the best I've seen yet! Great choice of colors and fabrics! Kaffe has all the best fabrics for fussy cutting.:)


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