I have enjoyed Kaffe Fassett fabrics for years - actually I LOVE everything he designs (read about him here: Kaffe Fassett - warning - you won't be able to stop - each article/project is more intriguing than the one before!) But I must confess, I've been hesitant to use his luscious, color-drenched fabrics in my own quilting projects. Why? Because it's outside my comfort zone & I'm afraid to fail? Maybe. For goodness sake, how do you tell the lights, mediums & darks from one another? Where does the eye have a place to rest? Where do you start?
I finally stopped procrastinating & began with a modern pattern with LOTS of WHITE in between colorful blocks. Hmmm... Great design, but boring results I must confess :) Should I just have used one of his designs & made it easy on myself? Not quite ready for that - no matter how much I love looking at his quilts, they just aren't me - at least not yet. I want to "sing his song" but, in my own voice!
So, with the remaining scraps I made one block of my New Traditions design. Oh my! It's singing to me!
I finished the table runner in record time & I couldn't be happier with the results. Thanks Kaffe for writing such a glorious song :)