Wednesday, 3 July 2013

WIPW - The Flimsy Kafferepet

Work In Progress Wednesday, go to Pintangle to see more progress on offer.
Sharon usually shows a lot of eye candy in her progress of crazy quilts blocks. This week's progress is slightly different; it is going to help others create eye candy.


Kafferepet

Last week I showed you the last details, the lace,  of the centre blocks of the quilt. Here is a picture of the whole quilt. Now, remember this is a flimsy.  It has not been pressed. There is no back, no wadding and no quilting. I will start on that work in autumn.

As you can see the embroidery work on the border is still in progress. Here are the latest additions:

TAST stitches #10 Running Stitch and #8 Chain Stitch.
Of course I used my new Sharon B's CQ Stencils to draw the curves.
The Bluebells have been decorated with metallic thread to add a hint of shine.








25 comments:

  1. Thatt is one yummy quilt top ... and, no calories!

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    1. If only the real things would be as harmless!

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  2. this is an absolute delight Queenie. I really am drawn to quilts that have a variety of different sized blocks in them like you have here, love it

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    1. KInd words, Margaret. I am so impressed with how you look in detail at my work and noticed the different sized blocks! It was fun to make the applique first and then decide on the size of each block,I then had to add the lacy bits in between.

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    1. Yes, isn't it a nice mix of formal and casual party feeling!

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  4. That's going to be such a unique and beautiful quilt, and I love your subtle use of blues and pinks. I've only started following since you've been making the quilt so am curious to know if it's an organic design, or, if you're working from a carefully worked out sketch? If so, it would be great to see the original sketch.

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments, Elizabeth.
      If you click on 'Kafferepet' in the right hand column you get a list of all the posts about this quilt and you can read its history. As it all started with making a copy of that first platter of biscuits, that was the starting piece. I did not have a detailed plan at all. After the platter, I made the coffee pot and the cup and saucer, then the buns and the cake. Every piece was a different size so to be able to put them together I had to make the candle stick, cake server etc to fit in. Wherever there was a gap I added the lacy bits. I guess the border and the flowers are the only planned part.

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    1. Thank you, Renee. Don't you think it is a bit too sweet?

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  6. I jusy love your quilt.
    I must make one after my workshop on tuned applique think you have made a super job of it.
    love it.

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    1. Thanks!
      Needle turn appliqué needs a bit patience but the result is worth it. For a more folksy look, buttonhole applique is easier. Have fun on your workshop.

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  7. Your border looks so nice with all the yummies!

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    1. Thank you Annet, the picture is a bit blurred, but as I have shown all the blocks in detail before I let it pass. It will be fun to embellish the border flowers.

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  8. WOW!!!! This is a sweet piece!! Cakes, biscuits,ice cream,Coffee .. Yummy platter and a candle to go with it..great job Queenie. I wish if there were some fruits too ..Looking forward for more of your creations.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Latha.
      This is supposed to look like an old fashioned coffee party, that is why there is no fruit! People eat a little bit healthier today I think, just a bit though!

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  9. How creative? Did you tell the size? I love all the details.

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    1. Hi, Pamela.
      The flimsy is 100 x 100 cm, but there will be some sort of edge border, maybe something with lace... so it will grow a bit.

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  10. I knew it was going to look wonderful, and it does. The applique flowers around the edge look like summer. Just beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Carolyn.
      They ARE summer flowers, and basically the kind that would grow in a Swedish garden. However, my needle and stash of tread will probably go over the top when it comes to embellishment. In the end they might look like the most exotic hot house plants!

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  11. It's great to see all your blocks come together, this is going to be a great quilt. The detail in your work always impresses me. What a tea party this will be :-)

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    1. Thanks, Lis. Remember, though, no tea is served, ha, ha! Only coffee addicts are invited!!!

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  12. This is a wonderful quilt Queenie, all the different elements have come together beautifully!

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    1. Thank you, Susan.
      It was fun to try to fit everything in and add the lacy bits in the gaps.

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  13. Good enough to eat and so many details :)

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