Recently I’ve gained a bunch of new tierneycreates blog followers! Welcome new followers/readers, thanks for joining this random discussion of a crafter’s life!
I guess with all the new followers, I should actually write a new post (what a novel idea!) so they have something to actually “follow” (smile).
Last post I shared with you my “Aurifilia” – my obsession with the beautiful Italian AURIfil thread. This post I want to share with you someone else’s obsession: Kaffe-philia.
(“-philia” = denoting fondness, especially an abnormal love for a specified thing – dictionary.com).
Saturday I visited the home of a quilting friend who is obsessed with Kaffe Fassett fabric.
In case you have never heard of Kaffe, especially if you are not a quilter, he is a U.S. born designer who moved to the U.K. when he was a young man. He first made it big in
embroidery needlepoint and knitting and then moved into quilt and fabric design. Here is a link to his website: www.kaffefassett.com if you would like to read more about Kaffe Fassett.
My friend has been collecting Kaffe Fassett fabric for many years and here is a peek inside her stash:
A close up of some of her Kaffe Fassett fabric delights:
And a peek inside one of her boxes, on top of her “rack-of-Kaffe”, with her shot cotton stripes collection:
It is even more yummy in person but hopefully the photos give you a taste of her collection.
She has made many quilts with Kaffe Fassett fabrics over the years and here is a commission quilt she is currently putting the binding on, made exclusively with Kaffe Fassett fabrics using a pattern from a Kaffe Fassett book:
Here is the cool fabric on the back which is a sateen and you can see a close up of some of the quilting she did on the quilt:
So you might be thinking: “Tierney, those fabric are lovely, do you own some?” I own a tiny bit of Kaffe Fassett fabric yardage. What I do have quite a bit of are Kaffe Fassett FABRIC SCRAPS! If you have followed my blog for a while you know of my love of fabric scraps (bordering on pathology).
You will never guess where I got the fabric scraps…(hint: from my friend with the Kaffe-philia).
Although I have not invested in a lot of Kaffe Fassett yardage, I am guilty of my own Kaffe-philia (true confession time). I was (last year I finally stopped) obsessed with owning the latest Kaffe Fassett book, and here is my bookshelf to prove it:
Question: So Tierney, just how many quilts have you made from all these Kaffe Fassett books you own?
Answer: (Sheepish grin) None. But I plan to in the future, I really do!
My friend with the Kaffe fabric obsession, and I with the Kaffe book obsession, got to meet the fabulous Kaffe Fassett a couple of years ago at a book signing at the Stitchin’ Post in Sisters, Oregon. I tried not to go to all “fan girl” on him when I got him to sign one of my books.
There are many wonderful fabric designers, do not know why his fabric and books are so addicting!
Do any of you have a little bit of Kaffe-philia?
Recently, one of the bloggers I follow, thecraftycreek, has been working on a lovely Kaffe Fassett quilt that you might want to check out if you love Kaffe Fassett like some of us do. See her post – Feel the Sunshine and Do a Happy Dance!