Two nights ago I was showing a friend the latest baby quilt that I had made. She was admiring it and asked me if I was going to make one for myself…no...not a baby quilt, but a grown up bed sized quilt. Loftily I told her that I didn’t like patchwork in my house, that it didn’t “go” and that I just liked to make it for others. She gave an “uh-huh” and just kept inspecting the latest project.
Of course, I started worrying about his, wondering why I like to make quilts for others but not for myself and while in the bookstore yesterday decided to spend a little time with the quilting books. Opened one called “Quilts in the Sun” by Kaffe Fassett and fell in LOVE with this quilt.
It’s sunny and warm looking and soft and wonderful. I grabbed the book and took it home and have been drooling over the quilts in this book all evening. I am about to go online to see how much the KF fabrics cost – it might shock me but I’m sure I could get similar fat quarters at Joanns.
Of course there are art projects to finish for class; more baby quilts for friends; ton's of housework to do, but what the heck.
But, tonight my sewing machine got cranky and it has to go the the sewing machine hospital. So I may do alot of cutting but not much sewing until it gets fixed.
I have always liked Kaffe Fassett's work and have done some wonderful needlework pillows designed by him. There is a restaurant in Big Sur called "Nepenthe" which I think belongs to his family or something like that. It's one of my favorite places in the world- overlooking ocean and trees and lots of ex-hippies floating around, eucalyptus trees, sunshine and peaceful feelings. Maybe along with a new quilt it's time for a trip to Big Sur again.
Here is that quilt hanging in an exotic location. Okay, so it won't look the same hanging on the front porch but it still looks luscious to me.