Whilst laid in bed one Sunday morning looking at my phone like I expect a lot of us do, this quilt on Pinterest caught my eye. I sat staring at it trying to work out how it is sewn together. Is it sewn in rows or sections? Is it foundations piecing? I just couldn’t, and still havent worked it all out!
So…..this started me looking into it a bit more with the help of Google.
After a little searching I discovered it is a design by Frank Havrah “Kaffe” Fassett, MBE, an American-born artist who is most famous for his colourful designs in the decorative arts.
He is known for many arts but my interest is in his design of fabric. His work with fabric features an urban, contemporary edge with a bold, adventurous sense of colour, perfect for modern quilts. I love bold bright colours with my favorites being pinks, purples and greens.
I have discovered this mezemising quilt, designed by Kaffe Fassett and Liza Prior is called ‘Lucy’ from their book Shots and Stripes which I have on order as I am so intrigued to find out how this fantastic pattern has been created. Do have a look at his website, http://www.kaffefassett.com I hope you will find it as inspiring and interesting as I have.
I may be a little late to the party but the more I delve into this gentleman’s career spanning over the last 50 years, the more I want to find out about his work.
I haven’t finished my research here as his work really intrigues me and one of his books is titled ‘Quilts in the Cotswold’ which I am very excited about receiving and hopefully we will be inspired to create a course using his fabric here at Carry on Quilting.
Take care until next time.