Another weekend went by in the blink of an eye. Time seems to be operating at hyperdrive speeds. Just when I think I have time to catch my breath, something else comes along and I’m back to a long list of things To Do. Maybe Autumn will bring the relaxation I’m craving. For now, let’s get back to talking about pre cuts in general and Kaffe’s in particular.It feels like a good time to switch from the Kaffe pastels to the Kaffe brights, what with the Autumnal Equinox happening this week. This fat quarter bundle contains 20 pieces of various spots and dots from the Kaffe Collective. Here they are all laid out for viewing and choosing…Opening up a bundle can be a bit intimidating. On the one hand, these are only 18″ x 22″. On the other hand, there are 20 of them. Some people don’t bother opening the bundle until they know exactly what they’re doing with it and how it will all be used. As you can probably guess, that’s not my style. I take the Fabric Whisperer approach and let the fabric persuade me.
I’m not worried about what’s leftover. It will all go into my Kaffe stash for future projects. Even if I only used a few of these, I’m quite happy to add these to my stash. I can always use them for projects like this one that has been in the works for ages:This time I’m going to use 9 fat quarters. My original plan is to make a bag. So I pull the warm ones to get started.I cut the middle print (Guinea Flowers) into four 4 1/2″ x 22″ strips. From the remaining prints I cut two 2 1/2″ x 22″ strips. And then I sew them all together.Now that I have these pieced, I’m starting to rethink the project. Because this would be a great pillow cover with big stitch quilting. Or a fun table runner for Fall. Right now, the piece measures 20 1/2″ x 41″. I think I’ll sleep on it. Who knows? Tomorrow might bring yet another idea.
I still have enough of the 8 prints to make a pillow cover or a couple table mats. I also have the blue/green/purples to use. A fat quarter bundle of this size will easily yield several projects for gifting–a couple bags, a couple table runners or pillow covers. When you consider what you can make with it, the price tag seems quite reasonable. Fat Quarter Shop has a great price here. It’s also available at Fabric.com here.
I’ll let you know what I decide, and of course, show you the end results. I also intend to put that prototype bag into a pattern for you one of these days. See, there goes that To Do list again. Growing like a weed.
Have a great week!