Little Gems by Connie Kauffman for Martingale

by Katie on April 19, 2015

Little-Gems-CoverImages from Little Gems by Connie Kauffman, Martingale, 2015; used by permission. Photos by Brent Kane. All rights reserved.

I was delighted to participate in the Little Gems Blog Hop, a hop celebrating the release of talented designer Connie Kauffman‘s new book “Little Gems“, for Island Batik. Connie is such a joy to work with, and the projects in her book were very much the same!

I had the opportunity to make Cotton Candy, a sweet little paper pieced project from the book.

Here’s my remake! I used scraps from work (yes, some I literally pulled from the waste bin) and a few pieces from the new fabric line from Fourth and Sixth Designs, Full Bloom.

Cotton Candy - Island Batik

This is by far the smallest quilt I have ever made. It was fun, though I did have troubles matching some of those tiny points. Connie made me feel a little better when, after I told her I struggled, saying that this was one of the more difficult projects in the book. Whether it’s true or she was just being kind, I still appreciated it. πŸ˜‰

Here’s a photo of the original, hanging on an adorable wire stand from Ackfeld Wire.

Cotton CandyImages from Little Gems by Connie Kauffman, Martingale, 2015; used by permission. Photos by Brent Kane. All rights reserved.

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Heidi Rolland August 21, 2015 at 12:39 am

This is beautiful. I can’t imagine the degree of patience this must have taken. For what its worth, I think you did a great job!

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