I had the fortune of attending the Kaffe Fasset Workshop organized by CNJMQG last weekend and cannot describe how much fun it was. It was one of, now my long list of firsts and I thoroughly enjoyed it. In the workshop we tried to create our own rendition of the 'Sunlight in the Forest' quilt from his book Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in Sweden. It was a great introduction to Kaffe Fasset's fabrics and work. The highly color saturated fabrics almost have a silk or velvet like feel to them. At the end of the day the little room felt as if you had walked into the Garden of Eden. Bright and colorful and full of florals. It was inspiring to see what everyone had come up with, from light pastels to highly intense color palettes. It was a great showcase for all of Kaffe's fabrics. His collections is prolific and you could feel the passion in his work. Liza was there too, encouraging us through out the day with her keen insight on fabric selection and color arrangements.
I tend to be color averse and this really forced me to get out there and play with color. I slowly but surely started to get comfortable experimenting with color at the end of the workshop. I have the pieces hanging on a wall in my sewing room, plan to complete it as soon as I can make some time.