The fabric collections of Kaffe Fassett have a very special magic. They look incredible all on their own, but when you cut them up and put them together, the results usually exceed your expectations. I have found this to be true every time I’ve worked with them. Yesterday was no exception.
I’m working on the bag pattern and thought it would be a good idea to see what happens with a quilted version. I also took the opportunity to practice free motion quilting. (If you look closely you will see that I made mistakes more often than I got it right. But for my second attempt, I don’t think it’s too awful. It’s my bag so there’s no need to obsess over it anyway.)
I also played with another decorative stitch on my machine, echoing the zigzag stripe of the stripe print nicely.
When I ordered the prints I had no specific plan. I just liked them. Now that I’ve played with them, I love them. The Suzani and the Mirage Stripe are a great duo. But to lighten up the mood, I added turquoise Sprays and some Stencil Carnation.
My lively colored wool yarns are perfectly at home tucked inside this bright and cheery bag. I feel like it should always be filled with yarn. It turns out the quilted version looks just as wonderful as the original.