Sunday, 29 January 2012

A Kaffe Fasset Double

You may remember last year that the uber talented Sarah Fielke (co-author of Material Obsession) was looking for people to make blocks for a couple of very special quilts.  Amy and Annabelle had lost husband and father Dan far too early.  Sarah wanted to make them both quilts from Kaffe Fasset fabrics using blocks that looked like bass lines on a stereo.  I wanted to help but only had a few Kaffe Fasset scraps and so Sarah very kindly sent me some of her scraps all the way from Oz.

Here are my blocks.
Amy`s block

Annabelle`s block


Well I was super excited to read this week on Leanne`s blog that she too had helped and that Sarah had pieced Annabel`s quilt.  Click here to see it (you`ll have to scroll down a couple of posts).  I love it!

So having written my Winter Stitches mid-term check in, I was beginning to feel very guilty about my mum`s birthday quilt.  She has waited patiently while various quilts, bee blocks, pouches, mug rugs and runners have been made and meanwhile I have prevaricated about which block to use.  She isn`t swooning over swoon - a block which many of you thought would look great in the Kaffe Fasset fabrics she had chosen.  So today, energized by a beetroot, celery and ginger juice (zingy and delicious), I started on the first block.  All I`ll say is it`s not a quick block (but I think and really hope it`s going to be amazing)  and it`s a block from this book.  Only sneeky peaks will be shown and here`s your first one.


I know.  I`m not giving much away.

Hope you`ve all had a fab weekend.  Check in later tomorrow to see if you won the giveaway (there`s still time to enter).

16 comments:

Danny said...

How sweet of you! I really love the colors in the top block you made.

Flying Blind... said...

Love your blocks and sneaky peaky x

diane said...

In won't tell mom, which block are you making her?

Patchwork and Play said...

There are some fabulous blocks in that book, so I'm sure your quilt will be wonderful! And the Kaffe blocks are great too!

Leanne said...

These blocks are wonderful as are the quilts she is making. I wonder which block you mom gets, all the ones in the book are good. And I read your checklist from last post, you have been doing great, so many wonderful projects all finished.

Katy Cameron said...

Huh, tease! I do like the idea behind the first 2 blocks though

lou lou said...

Hello Annabella,

sigh* such pretty colours and there is such a romance with these fabrics all involved and they all get along wonderfully.

Clever clever clever Lady!

Have a wonderful day,

loulou, from hereiamloulou blog

x

Pat said...

Love those colors!

Jenelle said...

I love the warmer colors of the Kaffe Fasset Block! I can't wait for some more clues about your mom's quilt. :)

Sarah said...

Great blocks!

Suz said...

I'm waiting for my own copy of that book to arrive - it looks like there are lots of interesting blocks in it. I wonder which one you chose??

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

Such lovely blocks with the Kaffe fabrics!!
I have the book and I’m curious to see which block you picked for your mother’s quilt!

Dianne Neale said...

Beautiful blocks - I'm not normally sturck by Kaffe Fasset - a bit busy for me, but I love the ones on Annabelles quilt.
I must get an order in for that book - I'll pick it up next visit to UK. Look forward to seeing your mum's quilt.

two hippos said...

love the stripes and look forward to seeing your Mothers quilt progress.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Great blocks and a lovely sneaky peek!

daisy and jack said...

your blocks are gorgeous - and did I tell you that sarah sent me some of her scraps as well - she's so sweet :)