Friday, October 16, 2009

Inspiration

My copy of the book Quilt Romance by Kaffe Fassett arrived yesterday, and was a huge distraction!  This book is overflowing with creativity.  The quilts are really gorgeous, and certainly an eye-opener for use of the much loved fabrics by Kaffe Fassett. 

Spring Log Cabin by Liza Prior Lucy

I have what I (and most quilters) would call a significant stash of Kaffe's fabrics which I just adore.  At times I find myself struggling to use some of these fabrics, to blend them with the rest of my fabric stash, but this book certainly is full of inspiration and guidance on how to successfully use Kaffe's fabrics and how to mix them together to make the most stunning quilts.

I did manage to also baste the quilt that I have been working on this week and have started quilting it.  Many  readers have asked for some of the details and I will endeavour to prepare a tutorial for the pieced block next week.


The solid fabric is Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in White, purchased from The Fabric Shack.

18 comments:

  1. Is it just me, or are Kaffe's books these days the same old quilt designs with new fabrics?
    I much prefer your work.
    So beautifully fresh and clean and so playful too!!
    Andi :-)

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  2. I love cutting up the Kaffe's. They look remarkably different in small pieces. In fact, that's what I used in Gratitude, my quilt festival entry.

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  3. Will have to check out the new Kaffe Fassett book. Your quilt is coming along beautifully - I always love your straight line quilting.

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  4. Looking forward to the tutorial.

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  5. your quilt is coming along lovely. I wanted to say thank you for your tip one machine sewing binding. I machine sew all my binding, and do not love the stitch trim on the front. Your tip of doing it backward and stitching in the ditch works like a dream. I have attached my binding to the front instead of the back before, but then ended up with a border stitch 1/8 inch from my front binding, which I didn't like either. I don't have the time or the patience to hand bind, so that wasn't an option for me.....your idea is the perfect remedy to all my dilemmas!! Thank you!!

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  6. I was wondering what you used for white in all of your quilts. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. i can imagine that book to be distracting...i paged thru it at a shop the other day! love this piece! i think the simple quilting is so fine!!

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  8. Your quilt is looking great -- you're so quick -- you'll have it done before we know it. So funny that you buy fabric from the fabric shack -- it's only about 2 1/2 hours from here and just 5 minutes from where my SweetiePie DIL grew up!

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  9. The simplicity of the quilting is just perfect for this quilt Rita! Looking forward to a tutorial...how exciting!!!

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  10. That quilt is coming along beautifully - so fresh and springlike - at least I can pretend for a while, rather than the cold wet autumn we are having here!

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  11. I love how your quilt is looking. The Kaffe book is a nice one, I've been working on one of the quilts in it today.

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  12. I was able to grab a copy at Quilt Market and signed by Kaffe himself! I also will be posting pics of his schoolhouse where he showed off the quilts from his book. Just unbelievable! I am just loving your latest quilt. Kona white is definitely a fave of mine.

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  13. Love your new quilt Rita, the clean crisp lines are just delicious.

    Also glad you're liking Kaffe's new book, it's good to know all the hard work was worth it! I'm just starting the instructions and diagrams for next summer's book!

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  14. i am so excited about the tutorial...as i was reading about it i was wondering how i could try to make a few blocks like this...then i knew i was saved when i read the tutorial was coming. hooray!!! that book must be amazing, just the cover alone would suck me right in. hope you have been able to enjoy a few cups of tea while looking through and being inspired.

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  15. The quilt is fabulous; I love the white fabric against all the coloured squares.

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  16. Nothing says "country fresh" like a beautiful white + color quilt. This is gorgeous and Kona Cotton is my favorite to use. I use it all the time. I also use Kona's premium muslin - so soft and crisp.
    I love your style!

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  17. Oh Yay, isn't it a fabulous book, I can't wait to see what you will make from it xo

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