Thursday, February 24, 2011

Kaffe Fassett ~ Shot Cottons Stash

Just in case you need a little color in your day:


What were you doing at 1am this morning? I was arranging and re-arranging these fabrics in color order  and was so absorbed in my own quiet little world that  I was shocked to see the time.  Someone please tell me how it is that those evening hours pass by in just a jiffy.


These pretty solids are Shot Cottons by Kaffe Fasset.  Shot cottons are not true solids, they are woven using cotton thread which is dyed in small batches. Variations in color and small imperfections in the weaving are a natural part of the process and creates soft and subtle shifts in color.  Tonal solids are less harsh/vivid than true solids.  There are more than 50 colors in the range.


I so wish I could tell you with color codes and names here (Kaffe, we really need a color card as images can, and some do, vary greatly in color, please ... it would make choosing and identifying colors so much easier).  


Kaffe Fassett Shot Cottons are available from Hawthorne Threads.

Enough color infusion?
Rita

RELEVANT LINKS:
Chaos Quilt - A Shot Cotton Quilt
Flock of Flying Geese Quilt - A Shot Cotton Quilt
Kaffe Fassett - Stripes

43 comments:

  1. Another divine stack.
    Do you EVER sleep?
    Andi xx

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  2. Where do you find such wonderful toys?

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  3. OMG! I am in love! Thanks for the eye candy!

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  4. These are my absolute favorite solids ever!

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  5. DROOLING! oh how i love mr. fasset.

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  6. Oh, and I was looking for the perfect purple solid for my next quilt! Might have just found it!

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  7. You're right! A color card would be SOOOOO helpful!

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  8. Love the colors! Thanks for the tutorial on how they make their fabric. It totally makes sense.

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  9. Shot cottons - it's about time! They're beautiful.

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  10. I have always wondered what it meant when someone said shot cottons. Now that I know the difference between those and a solid, I may have to try and find some!

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  11. Thank you for reminding me of Quilthome. I ordered from them several years ago and then lost the link and forgot what their business was called. They have a wonderful level of service!

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  12. Wonderful fabrics. Need to get my hands on some to try out :). Thanks for sharing ... and get some sleep! :P

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  13. Love it! I am a color phene!

    I too find myself staying up crazy hours sewing, quilting, doing something quietly. Although it seems crazy.... it is very relaxing and calming to me :)

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  14. i agree, a color card would be GREAT! i'm almost done with my first ever all shot cotton quilt, and i love it. except it's not for me. :( but it was a dream to work with. and the colors are beautiful!

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  15. I don't know if this is still avaliable (and updated) but this is supposed to be avaliable from Sunspun.

    http://sunspun.com.au/sunspun/documents/Shotcottons-Sept2008-webpage.pdf

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  16. I think I would just leave them in this stack on your stool & drool on demand!

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  17. Thank you. I really did need a shot colour and that has boosted me considerably. I love these colours and I would love to see how those imperfections look quilted *swoon*

    How spoilt for choice are we!

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  18. I can't wait to see what comes next...I envision another amazing quilt!

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  19. So beautiful!! I have a few shot cottons but nowhere near the amount that you do. I'm a little jealous of your stash :)

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  20. Wow, beautiful! And I know what you mean about arranging and rearranging your fabric and then noting how time has flown...

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  21. I was laying in bed WIDE awake, trying to go back to sleep and debating if I should get up and sew. i laid there till 4am, more or less awake the whole time. Talk about being tired this morning at work.

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  22. I can understand why you would want to play with those and keep rearranging them. Sleep time does interfere with sewing time doesn't it? Sometimes I get up an hour earlier than the rest of the household, just so I can sew in peace.

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  23. wow!! Love it! I am a color phene! thank you :)

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  24. Brilliant and beautiful! Oh. So. Beautiful!

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  25. What's the texture of the shot cottons like? Is it soft like Kona solids or is it a bit rougher?

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  26. I love the shot cottons, so much more personality than flat solids. I almost cast on a new knitting project at about 11pm last night, thinking it was about 9. I was instructed to stop knitting and go to bed....

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  27. De-lurking to thank you for the rainbow photos of fabric today. It's rainy and cold here in Ohio (USA)... just the thing to brighten up a dreary day.

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  28. Beautiful stack of colors!! Just the ticket for these cold dreary midwest days. I've had shot cottons in my cart at QuiltHome so many times, but never pulled the trigger - don't know why... What quantity of yardage to you typically buy of each?

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  29. Rita, Rowan fabrics website has pictures of all the shot cottons. They are numbered and named. Here is the link.
    http://www.westminsterfabrics.com/pub/singlepattern.jsp?designer=Kaffe%20Fassett&image=kaffe.jpg&pattern=Shot+Cottons&img=sc34lemonthumb.jpg&collection=Wovens&category=0&catname=&newitem=0&new_desc=null

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  30. Your solid stack would be perfect for the Bottled Rainbows quilt-along (http://www.stitchedincolor.com/2011/02/bottled-rainbows-ticker-tape-quilt.html). I know you don't need to quilt-along, but it would be so fun to see the rainbow you'd create! I wonder if you've saved lots of scraps...

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  31. Thanks for the information on how the colors are made. I don't love the tonal depth/brightness of most solids, but I didn't know what it was that bugged me. Now I know shot cotton is for me!

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  32. Enough? Are you kidding? LOL what a gorgous pile of colour that is, you are so right, we need a colour card to help us all choose just the right one or ones! :)

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  33. Shot cottons.... is that the same as a fabric shooter? :) Oh the colors are a Divine visual "fix". Yuuuuummmmmmmmmyyyyyyyy
    ~Christina in Cleveland
    PS I adore your site!!!!

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  34. The sign of a true craft-aholic: arranging fabric at 1am. Love it (and your photos which are just divine!)

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  35. What will these become??? Your kaffe collection rocked too!! xx Happy Sewing Rita xx

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  36. glorious.. ooh, you caught my eye... I need to up my stash of shots.... yum!

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  37. Aah, so beautful!! I totally agree: Color card needed. Should we start a petition? :)

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  38. thanks for that beautiful shot of color!! (forgive the bad pun but i couldn't resist it or the photo)

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  39. incredible collection. I want them all! I agree we need a color card.

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  40. Love love love these. Beautiful photo. Love 1 AM playing with colour but I do pay for it the next day.

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  41. Colorful collection, Every one likes it very much. Too much beautiful.
    Eyewash stations

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