|Flower Basket Medallion by Kim McLean|
When I first discovered Kaffe Fassett fabrics, I didn't know what to think. I really liked the vibrant colors but wasn't so crazy about the large prints of his fabrics. Even though I liked the vibrant colors, I didn't think that I would ever want to use them in my quilts because I was a more conservative, traditional quilter. Well thanks to Kim McLean's patterns and seeing the work of those who use Kaffe's fabrics in my applique group, that is changing. The picture above is from Kim's quilt called Flower Basket Medallion. I keep going back to the Glorious Color website, www.gloriouscolor.com to revisit this quilt. It speaks to me. And I have a feeling that before this month is over, I will be ordering it!
At the 1933 World's Fair, Anne Orr won 4th place for her quilt, Autumn Leaves, in the Sears Roebuck & Co. National Quilt Contest. Kim McLean made her version of Anne's quilt in Kaffe's fabrics, which is very striking. Both of these quilts are pictured below . . . which one is your favorite?
|Autumn Leaves by Anne Orr, 1933 World's Fair|
|Leaves Quilt by Kim McLean|
While I really love Anne's quilt, I am more drawn to Kim's version. A few years ago, my choice whold have been the opposite. So, today, I've been thinking about how I have evolved as a quilter, and I'm pretty sure that quilts in my future will have brighter, more vivid colors ala Kaffe Fassett!
Wishing all of you a great day full of creative visions : )