Thursday, 8 June 2017

Tussie Mussie - a finished quilt top

Last weekend was our Queen's Birthday holiday weekend.  It wasn't the Queen's real birthday, but in New Zealand we always celebrate her birthday on the first Monday in June.  Unfortunately the weather was wet and cold, but that was a good excuse to stay inside and quilt!



I joined up the last few rows of my Kaffe Fassett Tussie Mussie quilt and now I have a finished quilt top. (I'd started this quilt back in February - you can see my first post about it here.)


I was going to use a big piece of Kaffe wide backing I bought for another quilt and didn't use, but when I realised this top was only 60" x 60" and the backing was much bigger than that, it seemed like a waste.  So instead I pieced a back out of some of my bigger remaining purple and green Kaffe pieces.  I'll show you the backing when the quilt is finished.


This pattern is from Kaffe's book Quilts in Italy.  I modified the size of the blocks because I had a 6" Bloc Loc HST ruler.  The Bloc Loc rulers are great for trimming HSTs neatly. You can read more about them here.  Lots of local quilt shops stock them.

9 comments:

Barb said...

what a fun quilt! clever to modify it to your tools

Patchwork and Play said...

Great colours Wendy! Purple and green is so striking!

margaret said...

a great quilt for showing off Kaffe`s fabrics. I have had no success with the loc bloc have one for flying geese too but think I will find someone who will have more success and pass them on

Oops-Lah said...

Great colour combinations. I've bought a couple of Bloc Loc HST rulers as well, but haven't tried them out yet. It seems they work really well.

Jim and Judy said...

Oh, that quilt is wonderful!! I love how the colors pop! It's really beautiful!

Sue said...

Lovely Wendy. It doesn't need intricate piecing, when the fabrics talk for themselves!

Denice Barker said...

Sometimes those half square quilts are the prettiest and show off the fabrics so well. Love the Kaffe colors!

Rachaeldaisy said...

That is such a fabulous quilt top!! Beautiful use of light and dark and gorgeous fabrics.

Tammy Stack said...

Oh gosh! I couldn't concentrate on your pretty quilts after the beautiful view from the kitchen (?) Window!