2/13/2007

projets pour les BOMs


Little Quilts always runs an applique BOM concurrently with their regular BOM (with alternate colorways), which I have hitherto managed to resist, but this year our own Muriel Pfaff is designing the floral applique and the colors are intended to coordinate with the main BOM in case one would wish to set them all together. I decided to digitize each month's applique and stitch it out in a 6-inch block and likewise am doing the main BOM in a 6-inch block rather than the usual 12". I did this last year as well for the alternate blended colorway, in addition to two other 6" size permutations, and this year the Little Quilts folks are suggesting this as a choice for those who have done several years of BOMs at the 12" size just for something different.

Kaffe Fassett is one of their alternate colorways. Now I've never done anything with his fabric although I admire it very much. I decided to use just one print from each month's choices to do 12" blocks all with the same beigy background (from Buggy Barn) and with this gorgeous Kaffe Fassett cabbage fabric for the outside border. I love it already; what do you think?

6 comments:

Patti said...

Hmmm . . . Kaffe Fasset . . . very different from your usual. The important thing is you love it! it must feel very different to work with fabric like that instead of our usual folk art colors.

Libby said...

Sounds like a great idea to me and looks pretty darned good too. I have to say you are brave to work on a BOM twice . . . I have a difficult time keeping up one - you are my new hero *s*

claire said...

les couleurs sont trés belles, je n'ai moi non plus jamais utilisé les tissus de Kaff facet , je n'ose pas car ils sont trés particulier, mais ce que je vois de ce que tu as fait, me plait beaucoup

Hanne said...

Karen. Your applique block and the pieced blocks are so cute. It is a delight to look at your blog and I could have left many comments around today, as I am behind on reading, so I will just sum it in 2 words - beautiful work :-)

gwen said...

Astonishing how a big motif fabric looks when cut small. You made a good choice there. The appliqué block is very cute as well.

YankeeQuilter said...

I love working in smaller blocks. I have a shelf of Kaffe Fasset and they haven't "spoken" to me yet. So far I have only used the overshot fabric...maybe I'll try going to a larger block again. Love the fabric you are using.