Sunday, 7 September 2014

Kaffe Fassett Workshop

Hi all,

Well, last Sunday I was at my Kaffe Fassett workshop and what a great day it was.  Not just because Kaffe (and Brandon Mably were there) but just because I spent a whole day doing something I enjoyed with like minded people.

We were designing a "snowball" quilt, which is basically just squares with small contrasting corner squares, which gives the illusion of a round shape, hence "snowball".

These are the fabrics I had purchased beforehand and I cut them all into 6" squares, to save time at the workshop





Well of course, they weren't all suitable so I had to purchase more fabrics when I was there! Honestly, I have enough left over squares to make about 10 cushions (which I think is what I will probably do, rather than make another quilt).

Here is my quilt before the "corner stone" squares were added 



and this is it with the corners added.  The photo doesn't give a true colour, the small squares are quite a vivid red batik



At the end of the day, the man himself critiqued everyone's quilt.  He was very complimentary of everyone's work.  He loved the rich blues and purples of mine, and the red added a dramatic touch ... like "Cruella de Ville's nails" Lol!!




Needless to say, I haven't even started sewing it together!

Linking to Handmade Monday









Have a great week everyone.

Take care

Suze xx

17 comments:

MadBirdDesignsUK said...

Oh so lucky to have a lesson with Kaffe! Your choice of red was the best one in the picture of several quilts. The other colours seen to be lost. x

Vicky Myers said...

What an exciting and stimulating day:) I hope you get a chance to sew it together before you loses momentum:)

Patchwork Fairy said...

What a wonderful weekend you had. Now you're back to normal life it is hard to pick up the more mundane stuff but once it's done it'll be great!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, I love your quilt, too, and praise from the master himself - great! Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt! Hugs, Valerie

threads 'n' shreds said...

How exciting to be apart of a special day and your quilt will look amazing when finished x

Justjennywren said...

lucky! glad you had fun and its looking brill that quilt :) x

Julia Nyanyo said...

Ooo I'm a bit jealous! I feel a bit like a craft version of a screaming teenage fan girl. I had my first Kaffe Fassett book given to me when I was about 15 and have been a major fan ever since.
Your work looks lovely, I'm glad you had a great day.

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a gorgeous quilt! I definitely like your choice of red over the others, it's so eye catching! hugs :)

Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous, I'm glad he liked it and he jolly well should it's gorgeous!!! Well done you :D So glad you had fun, Hugs Gay xx

Free Spirit Designs said...

What a gorgeous design! I love the fabrics you've chosen too. I bet you picked up some really useful tips during the day :) x

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Free Spirit Designs said...

What a gorgeous design! I love the fabrics you've chosen too. I bet you picked up some really useful tips during the day :) x

Lucy Blossom said...

Lucky you, I think your quilt looks great, I also love the colours you've used.

Jenni's Jems said...

Wow love the colours so rich and opulent! And the red just pops out at you and think of the three quilts we can see yours stands out the most,you'll have a bespoke business soon ! :) x

Lilly's Mom said...

I so admire your quilting skills. It sounds like you had a great time. The color blocks are beautiful.

Josie said...

What a fantastic experience and I absolutely love your quilt. You always make such gorgeous items xx

Aileen said...

Well yours certainly gives a bit more punch than the ones on either side. i think you should keep Cruella De Villes nails! Look forward to seeing it finished. x