Sunday, 3 October 2010

Kaffe Fasset Lecture and Workshop

Friday night I had the opportunity to attend a lecture on colour with Kaffe Fasset.  Saturday I had an all day workshop with him and Brandon Mably.  It was a wonderful experience to spend time with these two creative gentlemen.
 They suggest using a grey, taupe or cocoa coloured flannel as a background for your design wall.  Here is an early start on the piece I was working on.  I didn't do a lot of pre-cutting before class.
 This is my neighbour Lynn's piece.  She has a circle theme going on with some  of her fabrics.  It was fun to see how different people placed their fussy cut florals.
 Across from Lynn was Ione who had some luscious reds and orange florals in her piece. 
 Across from me sat their friend Yoshiko, she had some amazing large florals that I wish I had found.
 Farther along from us was this lovely pastel piece by Marilyn.  It looks so cool.
 Here is my piece after lunch.  I decided to interview some different corner stones.  There is a mottled black in the top left, below it is a turquoise blueberry print.  To the right is a batik of green and turquoise bubbled on a black background and below a blue/green geometric print.  Right away I knew the turquoise was too light and the black made holes.  The is idea is to create a snowball shape of circles.
 This is Kathleen's piece, she has a great print of Brandon's called scribble that will be her cornerstone.

 Here is Lynn's piece with a great red cornerstone fabric.
 Ione pieced a terracotta cornerstone.  Here piece is just lovely.
 The room had a small children's corner that utilized.  That border fabric would look great on either one of the quilts.  It is pencils laid end to end designed by Kaffe.
  A lovely yellow and orange quilt.
 The room was alive with lots of florals and colour! 
 This gal chose to use some bold graphic fabrics along with some black and white.  She has a black and white cornerstone in the top right and a green one in the right middle area that she is considering. Oh I just noticed a mossier green one in the middle left side also.
 This one has some more life-like florals used.
 Gaye stared with only 6 fabrics.  Kaffe took her fabric shopping to expand her stash.  At the end of the workshop there was a door prize of some fabrics and one of his books.  Gaye won it!  Lucky girl.
 This gal and her friend were only using greyed Thimbleberry/Jinny Beyer style fabrics.
 The room had lots of space and light in it.
 Everyone was busy cutting, auditioning, creating.
 Piles of fabric were all around.  Options were welcomed from everyone.
 This started out as one quilt and became two!
Yosiko's quilt on the left, mine in the centre and Lynn's on the right just before we packed up for the day. It was a long but fruitful adventure.  We were so glad to be the first stop on his 5 week lecture/workshop tour finishing in Houston.  Many thanks for Barbara and Maria from the Cloth Shop for hosting this event!


Karen in Tucson said...

As usual, Sandi, love your photos and all the quilts. I used all my flowers last year to make a 5" charm quilt and now I am using them in a quilt of 2 1/2 squares. Love all the flowers!

The little book of Nessie said...

Loved seeing all the wonderful quilts in the making! Kaffe Fasset fabrics are fabulous. Regards, Nessie