Anyone who has any of my books will know how much I love Kaffe's fabric! His big blowsy florals in saturated colours have been one of my favourite things ever since I first saw them, many years ago now. It was really exciting for me when Free Spirit sent me his new collection and I saw this new direction he's headed off in. Of course there are his beautiful signature florals and some really really amazing spots, but it was the batiks, ikats and woven checks that really caught my attention.
When it came time to start stitching with this collection I had a little look back through the blog tour as I wanted to show you something a different than everyone else! I noticed that no one had done any applique so that being my thing....
I was ::supposed:: to be working with the blue colour way but I couldn't resist the sunny yellows for my background.... sorry Nancy ;)
I will admit that because of the hand work I didn't get a chance to quilt it, I hope you'll forgive me! That gives me another chance to post when it's quilted though, right?
The pattern is adapted from the Smile, Darn Ya quilt from my latest book, Old Quilts New Life. Its a fantastic way to showcase a lot of prints at once, and especially that wonderful floral in the centre. All the pinks and yellows really blended beautifully together to make the background sing, and I love the direction the zig zag gives the petals! I love sunflowers, they're so cheery and friendly.
Well I'm the last stop on this Artisan journey, so I hope you've all enjoyed your amazing travels through the beautiful things everyone has made - and maybe you won a prize along the way? If you didn't, here's one last chance to win a beautiful bundle or jelly roll of Kaffe Fassett fabric.
- Comment on THIS post and tell me your favourite flower
- One entry only per reader
- Two winners will be selected by random number generator on Wednesday, November 9, 5pm Australian Eastern Standard Time.
- Winners have 7 days to respond and after that time a new winner will be drawn by random number generator
The competition is open internationally. Good luck everyone, and look out for the Kaffe Fassett Artisan fabrics coming to a patchwork shop near you very very soon!
THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED