9.05.2011

Design Wall Monday


I worked on a project this week that called for mostly Kaffe Fassett fabrics. I must confess - I don't own a lot of Kaffe fabrics. Mainly because they intimidate me. Silly, I know.  He is an artistic genius, in my opinion, and I, quite frankly, don't really know how to use his fabrics yet. I watch people use them in applique and patchwork designs and I'm in awe. I don't know what it is - maybe it's that I'm not mature enough in my quilterhood to look at his fabrics and know eactly what I would do with them. I don't know, but when I'm stumped like this by something that I see others doing with ease, well, my inner competitor kicks in.

Anyhoo, I had to order some fabric to complete this project and I went straight to Jackie from Canton Village Quilt Works to get it. She uses his stuff all the time and carries a really great selection in her shop. And even in the aftermath of a major hurricane, she managed to get my order to me in a few days. Love her! 

So now I'm thinking about Kaffe combos - what can I make with his stuff. So I pulled what I had and some other juicy fabrics that I thought would go and now my mind. is. racing with ideas!!
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5 comments:

  1. I don't think it's being "mature enough in quilterhood" that's kept you from using Kaffe Fassett fabrics. It's daring-do! I'm extremely mature in quilterhood (I do love that term, thank you), seniorish if I dare to confess it, and I've never used Kaffe fabrics... don't even own any. I think they're fabulous, but for me it's trying to decide which piece to buy first! When I go into a shop and see a whole bank of Kaffe bolts I sorta bolt myself! I'm stymied by indecision. Daring is needed! I'll look forward to watching how you progress through this. All the best!

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  2. LOL! I'm not very mature in the quilterhood either. Those are some beautiful fabric and I'm sure whatever you make with them will be beautiful too. I understand your fear though .....

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  3. Andie, I think that half the battle is just loving the fabric like you do! The rest will come. Sometimes it is just a matter of thinking of the print as a single color and then using it that way. You have a great start and I so look forward to seeing how you put his gorgeous fabrics to use. Also, I am in total agreement with you about Kaffe being a creative genius!! Thank you for the kudos too! It is much appreciated and I really do strive to do my best for my customers! Thanks for being there... Love ya too!!

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  4. I'm a KF fan as well. I have a tablecloth made from 6" KF squares that I use in Spring/Summer. I need to make my Autumn/Winter one. I've had the fabric for over a year...

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  5. I'm with you...I love Kaffe fabrics but don't know how to use them either. Not sure what it is? Your fabrics are yummy!

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