Waterway: A Visit with Connie Kauffman | McCall’s Quilting Blog

Hello! My name is Connie Kauffman and I’m happy to be sharing with you today about my quilt Waterway that is in the Aug/Sept 2017 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts.

The inspiration for the project came from the fabric Collection called Surf & Sand by Island Batik. I am an Ambassador for Island Batik and I love working with their beautiful fabrics. When I saw this collection I immediately fell in love with it. The fabric with the blues and greens in undulating stripes looks like water, or seaweed moving in the waves. The other fabrics reminded me of sand, stones or greenery along a bank.

IMG 6977 150x150 Waterway: A Visit with Connie KauffmanI designed the blocks to be in long strips and squares for easy piecing and to give the feel of “watery” movement. All the narrow strips and squares are made from 2 1/2” strips- which is a great way to use pieces of a strip pack- be sure to enter below for a strip pack of Surf & Sand donated by Island Batik!

Surf and Sand Strips 161x300 Waterway: A Visit with Connie KauffmanThe quilting followed the curves in the wavy blocks and had simple alternating arcs in the narrow strips and squares.

Stop by and visit my blog at: www.kauffmandesigns.blogspot.com and my website at: www.conniekauffman.com


Thanks so much, Connie! Leave a comment below before midnight July 20, 2017, and you’ll be entered into our random drawing to win a Strip Pack of Surf & Sand donated by Island Batik. The winner will be notified by email with subject line beginning YOU WON.

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