Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Kaffe Fassett Diagonal Madness

The top is finished (click on the photo to see a bigger version).  We now need to choose the backing and binding.  Any suggestions?  Pattern or solid?  And how to quilt and what thread to use for quilting? 

29 comments:

  1. That is absolutely gorgeous. I am a big fan of pieced backs on a quilt. Perhaps you could use the guinea rose ( I think that is the name of it??) with a medley of pinks in a diagonal. Love to see it when it is done.

    Carol

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  2. Pattern please!
    Agree with Carol a pieced back (3) with your favourite KF pattern chocolate/red or chocolate/pink

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  3. It looks fabulous!! One of the big colourful saturated Kaffe prints would be lovely.. Look here for some ideas... (some of it on sale too!!)

    http://www.quilternity.com/cgi-bin/Store/store.cgi?cart_id=783831.20804.s0&product=jacobs_main&productid=pj43_blue&sales=0&lastmenu=submenu-1200.html

    A few combined (like purples and pinks) in diagonal stripes would be fun.

    For quilting I would be contrary and take a swirly all over pattern rather than the expected lines..

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  4. Sorry, don't know how to make it into a link... that usually happens by itself....

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  5. Lynne - I too would go for a minimal pieced back, mix a couple of large pieces of complimentary plain fabrics, and a plain binding

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  6. Oh Lynne - it's wonderful!! Congrats on finishing the top! I'd do a single fabric on the back, one of his big florals with lots of pink and a spot for the binding. Agree with Rafael's Mum - all over swirly quilting to counterbalance all the straight lines... maybe vines and leaves?

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  7. It's really a great looking top!!

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  8. YOur quilt is AMAZING and even better after I clicked for a closer view! I would stitch in the ditch and then add a dark binding (perhaps the dark i see with aqua in the lower right-hand corner. Roman Glass Byzantine?). I say this because I would not want anything (no, not even thread) to detract form the design of the quilt right now. Let's face it--anything you decide is going to be delicious!

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  9. Lynne it looks stunning, well done on getting this far. The orange and red colours stand out for me, I think I would be using some of those...:)

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  10. On a busy quilt like this I'd choose one fabric for the back and a solid for the binding. For the quilting I'd consider: WWKD? That's What Would Kaffe Do? Ha! Because I cannot imagine how to quilt this gorgeous thing.

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  11. Wow! Bravo!! I'm in total awe of this quilt top. I feel like I'm not worthy to even offer any suggestions! But ... I think a solid binding in a dark color would frame it beautifully.

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  12. WOW this is a beauty! You already know I think a simple quilting pattern would be best. I say an all over design.
    The backing I would maybe use some scraps you have and make a strip or two down the back and use big peices for the rest of it.
    Overall it looks wonderful! You mother will love it

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  13. You never told me at school pickup! Looks amazing, I think a plain back, hee hee! M x

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  14. I owuld stiple in hot pink and have one of Kaffes flower fabrics for the back, not pieced. Some of his fabrics are just gorgeous as one big piece...Karen x

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  15. It's just beautiful, Lily!!

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  16. Fantaastic top! So vibrant! Backing, it's got to be a really big blousy KF fabric something that is a great contrast in colour to the front, imho. Binding, I like the spot idea. threads, depends on how you're going to quilt it, I'd personally use a Superior Rainbows they have a gret purple/redish variegated that just shimmers! Or Bubble Gum pink! And if it were my quilt I would do meandering feathers all over it! But, It's your quilt and you have to decide what is your way :)

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  17. BEAUTIFUL! Maybe a large floral central panel with a narrow solid boarder and a larger printed boarder around the whole thing.

    Remember you need to finish it in 8.5 hours! :) I think you will be done even faster!

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  18. Wonderful. Would back it in a tonal colour (pink or light blue) and then do a line of squares on point, both large and small two thirds along and two thirds down (if that makes sense).

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  19. That is just stunning! I would do an all over stipple in a varigated thread that would capture all the beautiful colors in the quilt. I can't wait to see it finished!

    Jennifer :)

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  20. It's beautiful Lynne, you should be proud. Have you got many leftovers from the front...I love putting leftovers into my backings. For a binding perhaps something with a small dot? Or a solid? Whatever you do it is going to be a stunning quilt. xo

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  21. Wow, that is beautiful. I would go with a solid binding.

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  22. Beautiful! I always like dots for binding. Maybe the red or pink dots in the quilt top? Can't wait to see the finished product!!

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  23. I don't have any suggestions, but I wanted to say that this topper looks awesome. I see all those little blocks and know that it took a LOT of time. Like hopefully the 57 hours or so that I had originally guessed. haha.

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  24. A coordinating Kaffe Fassett stripe in your favorite color sewn vertically or diagonally with a coordinating solid binding in your favorite bright color (maybe aqua or purple). I think it should be quilted in an all over quilt design that won't distract from the geometric pattern of the quilt.

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  25. Simply stunning Lynne. I am in total awe of your talent and can't think of a more perfect gift for your mum.

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  26. That's a stunning quilt Lynne. I would go for a Kaffe fabric on the back and a solid binding.

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  27. Oh, it's just so lovely, and I know how much work it is. Last October I attended a 3 day seminar with Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably, now how much fun is that! We tackled Diagonal Madness using our own fabric choices. Talk about learning about color, it was amazing.

    A friend of mine likes "my" diagonal madness so much she has commissioned me to make her a diagonal madness in Kaffe's fabric choices. So, I sent for the kit and for the backing I'm using Guinea Flower Pink, which is one of the backs recommended by KF. His other recommendation is Paisley Jungle. When I completely follow a designer's top, I go along with the recommendation for the back too.

    His recommendation for the binding is to piece left overs from the top, and if you look closely in the book, it makes a striking and perfect frame. And, when flipped to the back for hand sewing, what interest it'll add to that too!

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  28. Hello Again Lilly----I suppose you have by now backed and quilted your Diagonal Madness? I'm sure it's lovely. I'm working on it now--and in my book Template R written directions are 3 1/8, and I have this faint memory from the first time I made it that dimension is incorrect and should be 4 3/8--did you make any notes in your pattern?

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