Thursday, May 20, 2010
New Orleans Star for Quilt Festival
I am joining Amy in Park City for the Spring Bloggers Quilt Festival.
I am sharing my New Orleans Star from Kaffe Fassett’s book Kaleidoscope of Quilts.
When his books come out everything stops while I decide which one I am going to make. And because I absolutely love his fabric and his colors, I very often buy the kit from his website Glorious Color. Years ago I would have scorned a kit but as I age (ugh) and mellow, I find that I want a project that I can finish, one that doesn’t take hours to gather, and one that doesn’t leave me with tons of fabric that I probably will never use. However, my fabric stash does exist – full of batiks, other Kaffe fabrics and Christmas fabric.
I think this is quilt that can speak to the Gulf today as well as when it was designed after hurricane Katrina. The colors represent the flooding and its aftermath with light and bright spots of color offering hope. Of all my quilts, this one always gets a lot of attention. The quilt was designed by Liza Prior Lucy who works with Kaffe. The fabrics are designed by Kaffe, Martha Negley and Phillip Jacobs. You can read more about Kaffe here and see his fabrics here.
I had trouble getting a picture of the whole quilt. One of my helpers was very tall! I think this was the best picture of the whole quilt.
Please be sure to visit the quilt show and see all the beautiful quilts from the bloggers.
Thank you Amy!