My Kaffe Fassett quilt is finished!

…and here it is all quilted and bound. The inspiration for this throw came from Kaffe Fassett’s book, Quilts in Ireland (2017), page 58. He did it in red and included the directions for a queen-sized quilt. I made mine smaller and am planning to decorate my very blue living room with his colorful fabrics.  

IMG_2588I ordered the fabric for the back online and didn’t realize it would be primarily fuchsia,  but this gives me an alternative look which will be very dramatic with my blue walls and furniture.


Most of my time lately has been spent attempting to train my very active little puppy who passed his pet store training with flying colors, but it didn’t seem to take in the long run. I’ve had young ones before, but never one that was this active.  Last week we started classes with a canine behaviorist.  (Would you believe it? My dog has a therapist).

IMG_2371bAnd yes, he’s adorable, and that’s how he gets away with so much! He’s 9 months old, weighs 8 pounds and is an Imperial Shih Tzu. He won’t get much bigger.

His older brother Toby (11 year old Shih Tzu) is still questioning why this addition to our household was necessary.


Please take a look around the rest of the website, leave me lots of comments, and have a fantastic week. Thank you for following my blog.  Carol

About Carol Dean Jones, Author, Quilting Cozy serieshttp://caroldeanjones.comI am a retired geriatric social worker, avid quilter, and author of A Quilting Cozy series including: Tied Died, Running Stitches, Sea Bound, Patchwork Connections, and six others.

15 thoughts on “My Kaffe Fassett quilt is finished!

  1. Enjoyed your blog this month. Your quilt is absolutely beautiful!

    We too are dog lover’s, and we have an eight year old, part corgi mix, that my granddaughter discovered left in the park by someone (on purpose it seems) so we took him in. And yes, as you said, Carol, he has the run of the house, but does mind well. But he was only four months when we got him (to the best estimate of the vet), so had a lot of training to do. He is a very good little corgi and has been a joy.

    • Corgis are adorable and yours was a particularly lucky one — lucky that your granddaughter came by just when she did. How do people do that kind of thing — to just abandon a baby dog! Thank you for your kind words about the quilt. As I said in a previous blog, I was slow to appreciate Kaffe Fassett fabrics, but once I did, I was hooked. Thanks for your comments. Carol

  2. The quilt is gorgeous Carol……….it’s going to liven up the living room like crazy and look pretty spectacular with your over the fireplace artwork too. Sweet photos of the boys…… 🙂

    Hugs, Pam

  3. The quilt turned out gorgeous! I love the front and the back! It will look great in your living room with the other Kaffe projects you have done! Way to go! I warned you about new puppies! He needs to go easy on Toby. Hope the therapy will work. Big hugs to you all!

    • Casey has had two sessions with the trainer and is making remarkable progress when he’s with her (which makes me think I may be playing a part in his feistiness). It’s just so hard to say no to that adorable little face. Glad you like the quilt. It’s really been fun working with all those colorful fabrics. I’m looking forward to the next one. Thanks for stopping by. Carol

  4. STUNNING!!! Especially love the orange polka dot sashing and orange triangles to finish up the blocks set on point. I’ve purchased a lot of orange fabric this year so I’m loving how you used it in your quilt.
    PS “The boys” are adorable.

  5. It truly does POP, Fiona. I may need sunglasses. Thank you for commenting here and for the lovely review of my series that you posted on your website. I appreciate the kind words and especially appreciate that you were able to see what I was trying to do with this series. Thank you for all your support. Best wishes for great holidays, Carol

  6. Your quilt and dogs are both beautiful. Good luck with the training. It is amazingly difficult to be consistent when those adorable eyes want something. Lol

    • Thank you, Mary. These colors are way out of my usual comfort zone, but I’ve fallen in love with Kaffe Fassett’s fabrics and want to play with all of them. As for little Casey Jones, he did great at training last night, but then he always tends to do much better when the trainer is around. I think he’s learned that he can get away with anything with me just by looking adorable. So I guess I’m the one who needs the training! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Hope to see you here again soon. Carol

  7. Hi, there! I’m visiting by way of your sweet sister, Pam! She sent me the link, so I could see your most recent quilt. Simply beautiful!
    And your pups are adorable; I’m sure they keep you busy.
    Signing up to follow your blog. Have a nice day!

    • Good Morning, Dianna. Welcome! Thank you for signing up to follow my blog. I just left you a comment on your incredible rocks page. I tried rock painting this summer, but I was just terrible at it. Unlike my sister, painting is not my forte for sure! And yes, the pups are adorable, but little Casey is definitely a handful. He started classes last week with a behavior specialist (his vet’s recommendation) and I think he’s doing a little better already. (Perhaps I’m the one who is doing a little better!). Hope to see you here again soon! Carol

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