Saturday, May 15, 2010

Kaffe Fassett Quilt Along

Do you like Kaffe Fassett's designs? Well, I adore them. Although I don't have all of his books, I have quite a few, including a coveted out-of-print Glorious Color, his home decor book, published before he become a quilt world icon. Kaffe wowed the quilting world with his bold use of color and pattern in ways we quilters hadn't even considered previously. Imagine hanging a patchwork piece without batting or backing in a window just so you could see the play of light through the seam allowances. Imagine putting bright, bold oversized prints all together in large diamonds or squares without sashing or borders. That's Kaffe Fassett and Liza Prior Lucy, his partner in quilting crime.

Back in March, the publisher Melanie Falick Books, in cooperation with numerous quilting blogs started a Quilt Along. Check out the link above. Besides having the contest rules and a free pattern, there are also links to numerous fascinating and fun quilting and craft blogs. Check out the crocheted mini-Yoda and Pac-Man at or see Darling Dolly Dresses at

I haven't crocheted in a long, long time, but that mini Yoda is sooooo tempting. Who's with me?

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