Diagonal Madness Quilt

A few months back, I was asked to make Kaffe Fassett’s Diagonal Madness pattern.  This quilt was made with a kit, using all of his prints to make a replica of the quilt in one of his books.

Now, I have never been a fan of Kaffe’s prints.  Absolutely nothing against him.  And honestly, I don’t know what it is about them that I haven’t liked, he uses so many of “my” colors.  I don’t have a scrap of his fabric, and haven’t had the desire to get any.

Then I started making this quilt.  Cutting each print, I decided I was liking it more and more.

Then sewn all back together.  Yeah, I no longer have a thing against Kaffe prints.  In fact, I found quite a few that I would like to add to my stash to incorporate into some other projects!

The backing is a subtle check.  In my opinion, it compliments the squares and the craziness of the top perfectly!  The binding is all scrappy from left over scraps.  It is quilted with a few straight lines, just as Kaffe had done in his book.

This quilt was a joy to make (after all the cutting was finished!) and was super hard to give it away.  It is so bright and cheery!  I am so happy that I had the chance to make this quilt and pass the cheer onto someone else!


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5 Responses to Diagonal Madness Quilt

  1. 1
    Carla says:

    It’s just gorgeous! What a lot of piecing

  2. 2

    What a beautiful quilt! I’m like you, I’m not naturally drawn to his fabrics for whatever reason. However, my Mom recently showed me a book of his quilts with his fabrics and they are just stunning! I have some prints from the very first quilt kit my Mom gave me when I started sewing as an adult, now I just have to figure out how I want to use them. Thanks for the reminder!

  3. 3
    Rita Scott says:

    Love the quilt, so many pieces to cut. I also made a quilt using Kaffe’s stripe fabrics. It worked well for a quilt made for my nephew.

  4. 4
    stephanie says:

    This quilt is gorgeous! Where did you buy the kit?

  5. 5
    Cecilia Martin says:

    The quilt is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for your the care and love you put into this quilt! It will be in our family for years to come.