Anyways, I decided to bite the little bullet and make myself a cozy lap quilt for Fall using only his prints for the top. Seeing as I already have a lot of projects going, I needed this to be a down-and-dirty quick quilt. So I did the simplest thing possible and just string pieced those 5" squares together.
Yep, it's busy. And scattered. And I LOVE IT! It's the perfect size for having on my lap while I knit and watch some guilty-pleasure TV. It also matches my family room decor pretty well as an accent piece on the couch.
I did straight line quilting in various widths from 1/2" to 2" apart, and then bound it with some Kaffe Fassett stripe fabric.
So there it is, my first Fassett quilt. While his prints are of course not for everyone, there's no denying the man has a killer eye for palettes and even the stand-out prints like the polka dots and stripes blend well into the florals and geometric shapes he uses. I also love the rich hues of his colorways, and think a couple of these lap size quilts would make good gifts for Christmas....let's see if that happens in 2013, LOL.