Fabric Friday - Look at me with Kaffe and Wool

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To change the pace a bit I thought I would show you something fun and different today. Don't be too shocked, it is Kaffe fabric and wool. And I love them all.
Last year Sandi sent me some wool pieces from her great collection. I had really not worked with wool before except for some embellishing here and there. So when I started working with the carolers I was able to pull a few from Sandi's share stash. Thanks again Sandi. I've really loved using wool.
Belinda is another great friend. We have slightly different styles but similar senses of humor. She challenges me with her point of view. I was really surprised to see a package from my friend who has a great last name "Noel" - perfect for this time of year! Belinda sent me some Pendleton wool from her stash. I'm going to cut my last batch of carolers right away. It is really lovely.
I'm always so stunned by the beauty of Kaffe quilts from Belinda and Nedra and other friends. I have not made a Kaffe quilt yet but I told Belinda I want to make one in 2011. That is one of my New Year's Resolutions. So Belinda kindly shared some beautiful pieces from her stash to get me started. The color is just so amazing. I love the pieces. Thanks Belinda.

When we had our last Alpine Quilt meeting last month Janice remarked that in 100 years much of the fabric designed now won't really be classic or remembered. But Kaffe will stand the test of time and his fabric will be greatly admired as timeless. So I'm really excited to use these prints in my first Kaffe quilt. Belinda's advice was to ease in slowly and use a bit of my own fabric with the Kaffes. I see me using some plain fabric with these, which is another fabric type I want to use more of in 2011.

Happy Weekend! Only 1 week left.

-nanette
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Nedra said...

I KNEW we could get you on board! Oh, what will your first Kaffe quilt look like? I can hardly wait to see!

Cara said...

The Kaffe fabrics are awesome! Love the colors.

Jackie said...

Yay!! A Kaffe convert!! Maybe?? I will be so excited to see what your are up to with this. If you need to stock up on more, stop by tomorrow to my site, you won't be disappointed!! Go Kaffe, Go Nanette, YAY!!

RETRO-fabulous said...

Oh I'm so excited to hear the Kaffe love, Nanette! I just started collecting some of his blues.

Belinda said...

I'm glad you liked the wool and I hope the rest of your dainty vintage pieces are not 'pouting' today because you let in some of that loud and rowdy Kaffee fabrics into the house! HA!! I have seen such beautiful applique pieces done using the Kaffee fabrics. Surely you will WOW us with something fabulous in 2011!!!

Nanci said...

Ah just cutting into the Kaffee fabric will make it scream!
I can't wait to see what you do with all this fabric!
Merry Christmas!

Jen in NY said...

I've never been a big fan of Kaffe but I cannot wait to see what you do with it...if anyone can convert me, it's you! The wool is beautiful, I enjoy working with it myself.

Thimbleanna said...

Holy Cow Nanette -- it's a good thing I was sitting down. That wool and Kaffe gave me quite a shock LOL!

Muddling Through said...

Oh, you have some lovely Kaffe fabrics for a start. I'll be waiting with bated breath to see you start in on them! It's very liberating to move to a fabric style that's out of your comfort zone, isn't it? That's what makes it fun - the growing and the changing and the learning. Think how boring it would be to make the same quilts over and over.

Sherri said...

I bought a few fat quarters of Kaffe this year too...thinking I'll get a small stash started for a project!

Micki said...

You gotta love the Kaffe fabrics. they are just incredible!
Micki

Sandi said...

I love those carolers and I definitely have to make some! I have some wools that would be just perfect for them and some special buttons that would also work great. I'll have to get my daughter to crochet me some scarves! I have a Kaffe project that remains undone. One of these days I'll finish it. :-)

pratima said...

Beautiful wools and Kaffe fabrics! Happy dreaming!!
Hope you have fun with this new adventure :-)

julieQ said...

Wool and Kaffe! and coffee too!! Just a lovely combination!

Aunt Spicy said...

Totally love the wool! Someone suggested I make a couple scotty dogs out of wool...a project for the new year!