Today we feel so lucky to be the first stop on Kaffe Fassett’s Artisan fabric tour for Free Spirit Fabrics.
As I said last week we have been long time fans of Kaffe Fassett’s designs…even using one of his prints for an entire chapter in our book…so we were more than excited to have the opportunity to work with his new Artisan fabric line. I love the dramatic feel of his fabric as well as the large scale prints and the color combinations. I know that every time I use his fabrics my projects will make a statement.
So the day when his fabric arrived on my doorstep I was eager to open the package…and I was not disappointed. However, I had a dilemma. Originally I had planned on making a quilt but then after seeing all that delicious fabric in person I knew that I had to make a dress for my Grace…but I still wanted to make a quilt.
Sooooo…I did what any rational human being would do…I made both! 🙂
Because the colors and patterns of these fabrics are so rich and bold I really wanted them to be the star of the show….
So I paired them with a bright white solid and planned a design with large blocks of color in an effort to make sure that none of the designs would get lost.
And then….I may have hoarded a few larger pieces to make my Grace a dress.
But like I said before I couldn’t help myself. These patterns with that style dress are right up her alley!
And besides…blue is her favorite color. What a mom to do?
Except maybe sew up one more quilt….because I have a feeling my lap quilt is soon to be commandeered to go with a certain someone’s dress…
Now…to get to the giveaway….I have a 4 yard bundle of Kaffe Fassett fabric left over that I wasn’t able to squeeze into this project and it is up for grabs to one lucky winner.
Just leave a comment on this post telling us what you would make with it and you are entered to win!
Its as simple as that! Good Luck!
And watch in the weeks ahead for the other fun projects that are coming with this fabric by some very talents ladies!
Craft Sanity on 9/30/
One Hundred Billion Stars on 10/7/
Bijou Lovely Designs on 10/14/
Mrs. Schmenkman Quilts on 10/21/
Confessions of a Fabric Addict on 10/28/
Sarah Fielke on 11/4