On a recent trip to Golden Colorado over the 4th of July this year, I visited the Golden Quilt Company shop and was introduced to a beautiful line of fabric by Kaffe Fassett. His bold colors and exciting designs thrilled me and I quickly found a pattern that I liked for a wall hanging for our front porch at The Firelight Inn on Oregon Creek Bed and Breakfast.
After choosing the Three Wishes Quilt pattern, my son Matthew helped me choose fall fabrics that would really blend nicely with the Fall décor in our front porch. The fabric cutting went smoothly and I learned about “sashing” on a quilt. Sashing is the border around a specific block or a “fussy cut” from selected fabric. The stars on the quilt pop out as I used a bold purple Kaffe Fassett fabric that went well with the other fabric that I picked out. I followed the instructions for the quilt line by line and the quilt went together quite quickly.
I thought it was odd that the gal at the Golden Quilt Company didn’t try to sell me any fabric for the back of the quilt. She said if it was just going to hang on the wall to use muslin. Well, it never occurred to me that the back would be so plain with just muslin fabric. I feel that sometimes the back of the quilts are as beautiful as the front designs. So off to Hannah Johnson Fabrics in the Lakeside neighborhood to find more Kaffe Fassett fabric and I scored more fabric for the back and the binding.
Then the finished quilt top went off to my friend Andy’s long arm machine. I received it back last week and I quickly put the binding on. I hand sew the back of the binding after machine stitching to the front of the quilt. Now my beautiful wall hanging looks beautiful hanging in the front porch for all our guests and visitors to enjoy. The Fall décor is in place and the leaves are changing early this year. There’s time to make your Fall reservation and enjoy the beautiful leaves and all the beauty of this season. Plan some time to enjoy our front porch during your stay!
The Firelight Inn on Oregon Creek Bed and Breakfast