I tried to stick with the two quilt projects I’m currently working on, but since both of my machines are in the shop, I picked up one of my favorite quilt books, Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in Ireland, and began innocently thumbing through the glorious pictures. Well, within a few hours I was in the sewing room, cutting 6 1/2″ squares from my Kaffe collection. Pencil and paper in hand, I sketched out my next quilt using primarily my yellows. I then ordered his ochre dots for sashing and a bright ochre and yellow for the border. More fabric.
When I saw my first Kaffe Fassett quilt at a quilt show perhaps fifteen years ago, I was not impressed. “Too busy,” I said. Perhaps his designs grow on you, or maybe they’ve just improved over the years, but I now love to work with them and thumb through his beautifully illustrated books.
So I now have three open (‘current’) projects in my sewing room. I have each one in a basket to keep them apart and will joyfully go from one to the other depending on my mood. Now that’s not to suggest I only have three UFOs. There are more in the closet, all their parts contained in baskets as well, but they don’t count because I’m not currently working on them! (get it?)
We quilters are good at kidding ourselves. We can always justify one more fabric purchase or one more project. Keep on quilting!
(BTW, here is one of the projects waiting in the closet. This should be next!)
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His books are what got me started. Every quilt I’ve made with Kaffe fabric has been featured in one of his books. I actually use two as my ‘coffee table books’ because he has the quilts photographed in such beautiful settings and even my non-quilter friends enjoy looking through them.
Glad to know I am not the only one! I’m glad you can cut into your Kaffe. I’m still waiting for mine to speak to me.
LOL, Some days it is hard to get the other half to see how I/we work… But this week I have been given ammunition! He is cleaning out his computer parts closet and I begin to see the similarities! He doesn’t have a leg to stand on…
I started that at a retreat two years ago, packed it up, and forgot about it. Now that I’m looking at it again, I’m eager to start working on it. I think the trick with Kaffe Fassett fabrics is to have larger pieces.
Love that beautiful star, Carol. Kaffe’s books are so beautiful, I have two and have checked others out of the library repeatedly. That quilt will be beautiful.
that block looks fabulous! Very dramatic! Can’t wait to see the completed top.
Thank you, Fiona. Hopefully, it won’t be too long before I can get back to it.