Today is my stop on the Kaffe Fassett Artisan Blog Tour! I'm excited to share this quilt I made with Kaffe's latest fabric collection for Freespirit Fabrics, called Artisan. I used a mix of fabrics from both colorways, Sunny and Blue. I also used a mix of fabric types, including wovens, batiks and quilting cottons, all of which are included in the Artisan Collection.
I was completely inspired by a quilt made recently by my friend Nancy of Owen's Olivia, and knew a similar block design would be perfect for this fabric! I just chopped my favorite 10 prints into wonky strips and pieced them together with bits of white in between. The Freespirit Arctic White gives the eye a bit of a break from all the bold color, but still makes it a bright and happy quilt!
I quilted it with one of my go-to quilting patterns, wavy lines, so it went really quick! I even tried spray basting instead of pinning this time and it worked pretty well. I'm still not a huge fan of the spray though because I can't stand the smell of it!
The back is just bigger pieces of some of the prints on the front. I really love that big polka dot print!
I got to take photos of the quilt in my studio which was pretty fun! The first time against the white brick, and I love it! Just need to paint those floors and it will finally be time to move in! I can't wait.
Freespirit was kind enough to send me some extra Kaffe Fassett fabric and Coats thread to giveaway as well! To enter, you can sign up for my newsletter! I haven't sent one out yet but I plan on working on that soon, and it would be nice to have some people to send it to! You can subscribe over in the sidebar! I'll choose a random winner from the newsletter subscribers next Friday, Oct 28th!
Make sure to check out the other stops on the blog tour as well for project inspiration and more giveaways!
Simple Simon & Co on 9/23
Craft Sanity on 9/30
One Hundred Billion Stars on 10/7
Mrs. Schmenkman Quilts on 10/21
Confessions of a Fabric Addict on 10/28
Sarah Fielke on 11/4