The Kaffe Fassett Mystery Quilt

Just a quick overview of what the mystery quilt is:

In the Kaffe Fassett Mystery Quilt 2018 you will receive a fabric package and instructions each month for 10 months, starting in March 2018 (Subscriptions now closed). You can choose between a “Dark” colourway or a “Light” colourway, but as to what the quilt looks like, well you won’t find that out until you finish piecing it. If we showed you then it wouldn’t be a mystery, but we can’t do that because we don’t know what it looks like either! All we can say is that, as it is a Kaffe Fassett quilt it will be colourful.

Month One:

We, of course, were also very excited to see what the Kaffe Fassett Mystery Quilt Month One revealed and we must say, we weren't disappointed! We've asked our fellow Cotton Patch'er' Colette, (who's new to patchwork and new to using Kaffe Fassett fabrics), to tell us about her experience with the Kaffe Fassett Mystery Quilt Light Box; Month One.

Let's start with initial feelings when you opened the box?

'It was very exciting! Whilst the idea of a quilt along is appealing, the fact it's a mystery just makes it all the more interesting. As a new quilter this is the perfect way for me to learn new skills and adapt to creating different style blocks. Plus, it means I have a project in which I don't have any choice over choosing my own fabrics which is nerve racking but also quite liberating because it's probably fabric I wouldn't usually go for.'

So Kaffe Fassett isn't your go to designer?

'On the bolt, the bright, bold designs sort of overwhelm me however even after just the first set of blocks I'm already beginning to see how beautifully the come together and I'm really starting to love it. Whenever I see quilts using the Kaffe Fassett Collective I think they're stunning, so I'm excited to not have to worry about choosing what I think are the right combinations and to just get to enjoy piecing it all and watching the colours and designs come together! 

What did you think about Month One - did you like the way it was put together? 

I love the fact I've now got a box to store it all in as I go - I don't think I'm the only one who suffers from a mildly hectic sewing room every now and then, so it's nice to know it'll be safe and together whilst I'm waiting for the next month. 

And what about the complimentary fat quarter pack - any plans for that?

There's few things more exciting than free fabric let's be honest. It looks really beautiful, I've got a wonderful combination - I'm thinking a lap quilt.

How did you find making section one? Did you struggle with any bits?

I was actually surprised, I thought it looked pretty straight forward. The instructions were clear so I knew what I was aiming for. I do feel however, that with this block it is important to be precise so I decided not to rush it in order to make sure it wasn't skewed. 

Did they take you long to put together?

No not really. I feel if you wanted to you could complete it within an afternoon. However, I didn't do it all at once because, as I say, I wanted to make sure it was precise so it probably took me a little longer.

Are you raring to go for the next section?

I can't wait to see the fabrics but I'm mainly excited to see what the next block's going to be - whether I'll be practising my snowball skills or if I'll be learning something new!

It was great to hear how Colette found month one and we'd love to here from you too! Make sure you comment below to let us know how you're getting on and be sure to tag us in any progress photos on Facebook and Instagram.

Happy creating!


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