Kaffe Fassett for FreeSpirit Artisan Blog Tour

You may be aware of my longtime love of Kaffe Fassett’s fabrics. If so, you would know I was beyond THRILLED to be asked to join the Kaffe Fassett for FreeSpirit Artisan blog tour! Have you heard about Kaffe’s very special upcoming collection called Artisan? Oh my! It is a milestone collection and combines cottons, batiks, wovens, florals, textures, STRIPES, DOTS in one range. I am here to tell you it is AWE-mazing! I have worked up a quilt in the blue colorway, and I fall in love with it a little more every time I see it (daily basis in the sewing room).

Here is a sneak peek:


From the Artisan brochure:

Kaffe Fassett is the undisputed genius of color with decades of experience from his work in painting, knitting, needle arts and patchwork. His first ever quilting fabric collection, traditional hand-woven stripes from India, has become the inspiration behind his newest range of fabrics. Introducing Artisan by Kaffe Fassett for FreeSpirit, a boisterous caravan of color and exotic textures in appropriate fashion and patchwork patterns.

Upon arriving in England in 1960, Kaffe was struck by the flare of colorful fashions and the use of two-color bold prints. Here, Artisan echoes the simplicity, boldness and high colors of this glorious time, playing upon a Bohemian lifestyle of mixing textures, designs and colors. Composed of premium 100% cotton, hand-dyed batik, provocative yarn-dyed woven and trendy Ikat fabrics, Artisan speaks to a time when hand creation included dedication, appreciation, skill and love of the craft– in total, a bold and impactful fusion of color certain to broaden the creative scope of prolific makers, spanning beyond traditional quilting.

Needless to say, I’m very excited to gab more about this fabric in October. In the meantime, please go visit some other lovely blog tour participants to see what they’ve come up with for Kaffe Fassett’s Artisan fabrics! Here is the schedule:

http://www.simplesimonandco.com/                                9/23/16
http://craftsanity.com/                                                          9/30/16
http://100billionstars.com/                                                  10/7/16
http://www.bijoulovelydesigns.com/                                 10/14/16
https://mrsschmenkmanquilts.wordpress.com/               10/21/16
http://confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com             10/28/16
http://www.sarahfielke.com/                                               11/4/16



  1. Yoka said

    Dear mrs. Schmenkman, I have missed you and your blog! I hope you are well, and I also hope you will posr regularly here. I love your sens of humour

  2. Looks lovely – looking forward to seeing what you are doing!

  3. Paulette McKenna said

    Beautiful quilt! Beautiful Fabrics

  4. Danice G said

    Oh I do love Kaffe Fassett fabrics. ‘Would love to win. Your quilts are so beautiful.

  5. Sue Willison said

    This is a beautiful … it has the diversity of fabrics to keep your love of Kaff fabrics. Enjoyed your blog.

  6. Donna Gonzalez said

    I love the symmetry you used.

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