Pink Kaffe Quilt

PWPJ 067 Market Basket fabric
PWPJ 067 Market Basket fabric

Sometime ago I bought a fruit basket and flower piece of fabric. The designation on the selvedge is “PWPJ 067 Market Basket”.  I think of it as a panel, but it really isn’t. I really like this print, so I bought another piece.

After attending the Kaffe lecture in Saratoga and buying the Quilts in the Cotswolds** book, I decided to make the Pink Squares quilt using this piece of fabric as the center.

Pink Squares quilt pattern by Kaffe Fassett
Pink Squares quilt pattern by Kaffe Fassett

The Pink Squares quilt is not exactly rocket science. I don’t have all the exact fabrics, but I plan to use various Philip Jacobs prints I have including the Market (fruit) basket fabric. I plan to fussy cut various prints and make this my own.

I bought some Martha Negley prints recently from Cool Cottons and I want to incorporate the purple carrots into this piece. The example has various colors- not just pink – which is my model. I plan to add more purple to the piece than shows here. I also want to include some of my favorite Philip Jacobs prints. Yes, this is a pattern and very simple, so the challenge will be choosing the fabrics after I figure out the redesign of the center.

Market Basket selection for quilt
Market Basket selection for quilt

I know I will have to adjust the center of the quilt pattern to fit my center. I want to use a certain part of the print.

I went to look at Friend Julie’s version of this quilt. Kaffe tends to use the same patterns over and over, chosing different fabrics. She made one in Blue after seeing his red version in Heritage Quilts**. I like the way she cut a bunch of squares and then chose fabric for the center. Friend Julie chose an Amy Butler print for the sashing. I think I will stick with a pink solid, depending how much I have. Perhaps I will switch out the pinks as I move out from the center.











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Author: JayeL

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

4 thoughts on “Pink Kaffe Quilt”

  1. This is so different from more conventional(?) quilts. I know you’re good with color choices though. I look forward to seeing your progress on this one. I don’t know if I like all that pink and no place to rest my eyes though. I do like the fact that it isn’t bubblegum pink. The purples are lovely. I am thinking this will be quite a challenge!

  2. I think varying the fabric choices to other designers will make for a much more interesting quilt. I’m glad you’re sticking with a solid for the sashing. That’s the only thing I’d do differently with my blue version.

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