Cuzco was the site of the capital of the Inca empire. It's a city in Peru....but it's also Kate Spain's upcoming line with Moda (out in October). Personally I think this is her very best line yet - the colours are beautiful, the designs are a fantastic mix of large and small scale. Kate is really good at designing fabric - she just has this knack for getting things spot on.
I was lucky enough to be sent a layer cake by Kate (who I adore more than words could ever possibly express - she's one of the nicest people you could ever meet, she really is out of this world wonderful).
I sat petting it for too long, because I loved the line so much I wanted to make something that I loved just as much as the individual fabrics and not just another quilt that could be added to the just another quilt stack.
John made one of my favourite patterns in our book, Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop, and I'd bought a body pillow in order to make my own version long before the book was even out.
You don't get a good idea of just how big this is from the pictures. Maybe adding my foot will help...
It's 50" long - HUGE! I made this for my very good friend Mandy, of the Kitchen Quilt Guild and Simply Solids, as it was her birthday last week. I'm not sure her husband will be as happy sharing his bed with this husband replacement but Mandy seemed quite pleased with it. You can see a picture of it on her bed on her blog. Now I want to make a second version for me.
(there is a small misprint in the pattern in the book - you need to cut 20 print squares rather than the 12 stated)
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