Four years, four months

of finger-pricking work, and it's finally finished!


Hand pieced, hand quilted, in 100% cotton with a fluffy "minkee" border for extra tactile-y goodness. It measures about 40"x40" in total (crib quilt size), with squares ranging from 1.5" square to 9" square. The pattern is "Jewelled Squares" from Kaffe Fassett's "Glorious Patchwork" (he made it up in reds as an unbacked, unquilted curtain). Quilting was done down the centre of each fabric strip, making concentric squares of quilting for each square (you can see this better on the photo of the back of the quilt).


Updated: In February 2008, Sew Mama Sew did a Quilting Month series, and this quilt was showcased on Feb 16. Click on the link to read my answers to their questions about the quilt:

  • Kathleen Levinson 7y

    Welcome, great to have you and your work!
  • miffysworld 7y

    This is FABULOUS! What lovely work.
  • Kelly Fletcher Needlework Design 7y

    Wow. Amazing how many different fabrics this design looks absolutely fabulous in. Love the blues...
  • Wanda Eash 7y

    This is such a beautiful quilt! Nice work!
  • Nadide Korbey / Istanbul 7y

  • mapleslass 7y

    this is PRETTY FABULOUS!
  • Q_uilted T_hrifted 7y

    have you started a second quilt? I really like this. a friend gave me a bag of scraps and I am floating squares like this on black fabric. I hope it turns out as beautiful as this one. I may never get mine done though...congrats on a 1st finish. That is always an accomplishment no matter how long it takes!
  • quiltsbylisa 7y

    This is such a stunning piece of work! I love it -- it's BEAUTIFUL, absolutely gorgeous. What did you create next?
  • dmatp 7y

    Congratulations on completing this beautiful quilt!
  • JQ to you 6y

    Wow, one of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen. Just gorgeous.
  • Valerie 6y

    Lovely quilt and such wonderful colours - those blues really sing out! I hope Kaffe himself does a bit of Flickr browsing sometimes and comes across it.
  • Kathleen Levinson 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Kaffe Fassett Lovers, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • just_colleen 6y

    This is stunning! I am working on the same quilt, only using the same color scheme as the original. I can't imagine piecing it all BY HAND! I'm not even sure about quilting it by hand, because of all the thick must have been nearly impossible in places - I'm in awe!
  • Tracy Crawford 6y

    this is amazing!!!
  • rosey_rex 6y

  • Bonnie Blue 5y

    beautiful! ; )
  • quiltinkimmie 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called My Favorite Quilters, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Cindy Sharp 5y

    Awesome work. It looks like an airial view of a blue city...or square lichean. So cool.
  • Phatsheep Textiles 5y

    what a beautiful quilt, well done for having the patience (and skill) to complete this!
  • Suzy Boyle 4y

    love it
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