Sunday, 13 July 2014

First Quilt Progress and Kaffe Fassett

Warning: This is a photo heavy post!!
Hi all,

Hope you've all had a nice week, I certainly have, I have been hob nobbing at the opening of the Kaffe Fassett exhibition at Aberdeen Art Gallery.  About 10 of us from my sewing group went along and very nice it was indeed!  We got a preview of the exhibition followed by canapes and drinkies!

Here is the man himself ... (of course he wasn't interested in talking to me but I sneaked a pic anyway!)



He also did a talk, with accompanying pics, the following night about where he gets his inspiration from.  I have to say he was very entertaining and I'm now really looking forward to attending his workshop at the end of August (just don't ask how much it's costing! Lol!)

It really is a super exhibition.  Here are a couple of his tapestries ...





and knitting ...


and quilts ...





and speaking of quilts I have been beavering away this week on my own "first quilt" ...

First I made the scrappy binding ...



then the backing ....

then I spent Saturday night on the kitchen floor basting it ... (I can tell you I needed a drinkie after doing that!)

We're going on holiday on Wednesday for a few days but I'm hoping to get the quilting done before then.  I'm just going to go for straight lines as I think that will be the easiest option!

I'd like to link to Handmade Monday.


Okay enough from me today, thanks for popping in, have a lovely week.

Suze xx

19 comments:

Jen said...

It's wonderful. Well done! Xx

Justjennywren said...

well done on the quilt so far- looking lovely :) x

Ginx Craft said...

The exhibition looks really great. Very inspiring. I love the colours you have used in your quilt.

Natalie Jones said...

Your quilt looks wonderful. I'm sure it'll be the first of many. I went to the Kaffe Fassett exhibition at the Textiles Museum last year and it was amazing!

Josie said...

Thanks for sharing your fabulous exhibition photos, although my favourite part of the post is your yummy quilt and gorgeous binding!

Clare Willcocks said...

Your quilt looks like quite a task! It's beautiful so far!

threads 'n' shreds said...

Fabulous x
I so love Kaffe Fassett, I thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition when it was in London, but to actually meet the man and have a tutorial, how exciting!
Well done on your quilting efforts its fantastic x

Vicky Myers said...

YOur quilt looks gorgeous, and you look like you had a great evening out:)My quilts ready for binding, I went for the quick option of bought bias binding! I do like your scrappy binding - much more interesting:)

Lucy Blossom said...

Your quilt is looking great, I love the scrappy binding. The Kaffe's work is simply stunning, no wonder you were inspired.

Gay Peplow said...

Woah!! Lucky you Suze, Kaffe Fassett such a talented knitting/ textile artist and you're going to a workshop, WOW !
Your quilt is looking grand, clever you, I stand back and applaud you, well done :D xx

Chris said...

What a great quilt love your work

Free Spirit Designs said...

Goodness, what amazing work at the exhibition, so detailed and precise! Speaking of which, your quilt is looking wonderful :) x

Lilly's Mom said...

Your quilt looks lovely. I admire someone like you with fine needle skills. It's really beautiful.

Valerie-Jael said...

That man is a genius, what fantastic work, and how wonderful to go to a workshop with him - wow! Your work on your quilt is fantastic, too, you must have a lot of patience! Hugs, Valerie
Any more strange dreams?

Jenni's Jems said...

Eh am I the only one who doesn't know who he is??? But whoever he is ,he has definitely inspired you to make something simply beautiful...but then you know how much I admire your sewing talents!!!Enjoy your hols and see you when you get back x

baileyrosy.com said...

OMG his work is amazing !!!!!!!!hope you manage to go to his workshop that would be something ! As for your quilt ! wow and its not even finished ! Cant wait to see the end result. I would have had a little drink myself during but then I suppose i wouldn't of ended up with straight lines. Which is why my cards are always lopsided !

Enjoy your hole.

Marie

Darnell J Knauss said...

What an awesome and informative post, Suze! Those tapestries are mind-blowing!!

And well done you on your first quilt! It's coming along smashingly, even if it has increased the number of drinkie poos going down the hatch, lol!!

I hope you are in the middle of a wonderful holiday as we speak!! Hugs, Darnell

Gay Peplow said...

Thank you for dropping by Suze, your kind comments always make me smile, Hugs Gay x

Aileen said...

Oh my can't wait to see where your inspiration takes you! I didn't realise quilting was such a big job. Yours looks wonderful Suze. x