Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Quilts en Provence

Kaffe Fassett's latest book release, Quilts en Provence, is once again a feast for the eyes and a wonderful display of geometry and clever design.  The book features 20 quilts, each one beautifully photographed in the South of France where the colors are rich and the countryside evokes romance.


Kaffe's 12th book is again a collaboration of talented quilters including Roberta Horton and Liza Prior Lucy.  The patterns are detailed and come with diagrams and templates (although I do think that using the suggested templates is often not the easiest piecing method).


I have selected a quilt pattern from Quilts en Provence called Sugar and Spice by Liza Prior Lucy as my next project.  It is a simple and effective design which I have chosen to strip piece rather than use the  template provided.


And what better fabric to use than Anna Maria Horner's new fabric range Innocent Crush, combined with Rowan fabrics?


One thing is for sure:  it is going to be colorful!
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20 comments:

  1. Wow, it's going to look gorgeous using that line!

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  2. I think you've inspired my next quilt! Thank you very much for sharing all your lovely quilts.

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  3. Gorgeous! I am definitely falling into the follower category with this fabric range. Waiting and watching what others do with it before daring to cut into my stash!

    such a chicken. i know.

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  4. Another gorgeous quilt Rita - you are so brave (in a good way) with your fabric selections! I love it (onto the list it goes)!

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  5. What a beautiful yet simple quilt! And it's stunning in that fabric!

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  6. I have never done a Kaffe quilt, but that book looks so beautiful. I am going to get a copy. Your quilt is going to be so pretty. Can't wait to see it finished. Thanks for sharing. Love & blessings from NC!

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  7. Wow that looks great. Even better than the original I think!

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  8. Wonderfully simple, but beautiful. I'm seeing Innocent Crush everywhere, it's stunning. I quite possibly need it in my life, if just to stroke it every once and a while until I think of what to do with (or get through the ever increasing pile of to-do's I have already!). x

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  9. Looking forward to seeing it finished! Colour choices look fantasticly trippy!!

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  10. I have been looking at 2 fat quarter bundles of Innocent Crush all weekend, not knowing what to do with it... I love the spots - very inspired!

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  11. Another stunning Kaffe Fassett book and wonderful quilt by you!

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  12. ooh that is going to be so lovely! Cant wait to see it finished!
    Bonnie
    :)

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  13. Kaffe Fassett books are truly amazing. And your combination of Innocent Crush with his dots is stunning!

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  14. I love Kaffe's designs as well. I agree that the template method is not the fastest. I am always looking for that "faster way". Love your blog. I've been lurking for a while now.

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  15. What a great combo of fabrics with such a simple yet elegant pattern. Good job!

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  16. Very pretty quilt Rita, the simple patterns are the most effective I feel. May I ask- are you using your own fabrics or the kit from Glorious Fabrics? I'm definitely putting this quilt on my "to do" list.

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