10/18/12

Fall Fassett Quilt

I've had several Kaffe Fassett charm packs for awhile now...I think I bought them at the Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival earlier this year. I have had a love/kind of like/my-eyes-are-hurting-from-the-busyness-of-it relationship with all things Kaffe over the years. I have some very old (10+ years!) stash fabrics of his... I'm not even sure if you can get those prints anymore, that I have never cut into. You kind of need the "right" project for his stuff, you know?

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.

CGM

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful! With those gorgeous fabrics out dont need a fancy pattern. Looks so cozy.

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  2. I love your description of your feelings toward his fabrics – it cracked me up! :) And the quilt turned out gorgeous!

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  3. Beautiful. Thank you for not using depressing fall colors.

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    1. I agree! Fall for me screams purple, orange, red.. vibrant and cool

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  4. Gorgeous! I have the same love/not sure relationship with his fabrics. I love the binding it really makes the quilt pop!

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  5. Personally I love it, Tanesha! I know what you mean about his designs. I've given it a lot of thought and I have figured out exactly how I feel about it. Any one of his prints alone triggers my "ew, ugly fabric" sensor.. But the more of them thrown into the pile, the better they ALL look. The only way I use Kaffe prints, is with each other, and not any other designer's prints mixed in.

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  6. I love it, too! sweet bold colors with nice contrasts. of course you can´t be a sissy about bright colors if you use Fassetts fabrics.. But you´re a brave one :-) and the quilt turned out great!

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  7. VERY CUTE...and sometimes we need simple and fast to use it up kind of quilt.... not every quilt should be a SHOW QUILT. My sofa quilts get abused on a regular basis including TUG OF WARS that indicate to me I got to get busy and make another quilt.

    Nonnie

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  8. So pretty! I love the binding...it really completes the quilt nicely. I've never bought any Kaffe Fassett fabrics before, but I'll be reconsidering my choice after seeing your quilt!

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  9. Love it! I love bright colors but hold back because I'm not sure how to put them together. You've shown me how!

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