Arcadia Avenue in Kaffe Fassett Shot Cottons & Stripes November 06 2014, 1 Comment
Today we are going to share the beautiful version of Arcadia Avenue that my grandma, MaryEllen Laughary, made! She used her bountiful stash of Kaffe Fassett shot cottons, plaids and stripes to paper-piece the blocks. Boy it is pretty! Now, let's hear from MaryEllen:
"When Shayla asked me to make a sample of Arcadia Avenue and suggested I use my collection of Kaffe Fassett stripes, plaids and shot cottons, I was really excited! There are few blocks I would have changed some of the placement for better contrast, but still love how it turned out."
"Shay's tip about starching is important. Some of my fabrics didn't get starched enough and got a little wonky." (The book includes little tips and tricks, like starching before paper-piecing. If using a looser woven fabric, you will definitely want to throughly starch your fabrics!).
"I couldn't pick a favorite block. Each one became my favorite as I finished it!"
I can't pick a favorite block either, but I love the one below. Something about those perfectly placed stripes and color combination make me smile!
Big thank you to Mama for making this quilt. It is absolutely gorgeous and a perfect example of how to use your stash in the quilt. We are going to be hosting a Quilt Along in the new year and we will be using our stashes to make two very different versions of Arcadia Avenue!
Oh... and Kaffe himself got to see this beauty at Quilt Market! Pretty fun to see him admire my grandma's quilt!