Thursday, May 20, 2010

New Orleans Star for Quilt Festival

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I am joining Amy in Park City for the Spring Bloggers Quilt Festival.

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I am sharing my New Orleans Star from Kaffe Fassett’s book Kaleidoscope of Quilts. 

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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.

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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.

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Please be sure to visit the quilt show and see all the beautiful quilts from the bloggers.
Thank you Amy!

49 comments:

PeggyR said...

That is gorgeous!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Carol! That is stunning!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Maggie B said...

Carol,
Oh my dear friend, the style and artistry of your New Orleans Star quilt is just amazing. You are so skilled and talented, chapeau, madame!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
~Maggie~

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Wonderful quilt! I love all things Kaffe!

Lynne said...

That is fabulous. I love Kaffe, his colours and his combinations. I'm making diagonal madness myself at the moment and it's just a colour overload (in a good way). Your quilt is beautiful and I love how you chose a soft colour for the back.

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful colors in the quilt, a keeper.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Your quilt is magnificent. Kaffee is truly inspirational. I have always admired people who can quilt. My sister creates lap quilts.
Karen

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Carol, your quilt is gorgeous! Just stunning.

Have a blessed weekend.

Barb ♥

hetty said...

Stunning quilt! I love anything Kaffe. The colours are amazing!

rlbates said...

Lovely!

Kristen said...

Beautiful quilt! Kaffe has amazing fabric colors and this quilt complements them very well.

Annika said...

So nice! I love the way the colors work good together.

Carol said...

That's a very interesting looking quilt.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! Lovely color combinations.

Sew It Up Baby! said...

It's wonderful to see a traditional pattern in modern fabrics. Your quilt looks amazing and beautiful!

Becky said...

Gorgeous! I love this quilt! I think I would have ordered the kit, too. I agree. Sometimes a kit with all the fabric decisions is the way to go. Have a great weekend!

Nina said...

This is really beautiful!! It reminds me of some stained glass windows our church used to have.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a beautiful quilt! Love the soft flowing colors.

Allie said...

Oh my gosh this is just gorgeous - love the story, the quilt is just perfect for it. Lovely job!

Kathy said...

I so enjoyed seeing your lovely star quilt. The fabrics in it seem vintage, yet at the same time even have a modern feel. I would like something like that myself! The larger scale florals have a watercolor like effect! I have enjoyed my visit! I also like what you are doing with your photography! The peonies are so beautiful and I agree that they'd make good notecards!

kwiltmakr said...

It looks so comfy. Like you want to lay on the couch and wrap up in it.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

This is really pretty! Everyone's quilts are so amazing!

Leslie said...

these are such beautiful colors! great quilt

Sherri said...

Your quilt is stunning...a beautiful use of such a wonderful variety of fabrics!

Karen said...

It is a wonderful quilt. Its hard to wrong with a Kaffe quilt and fabrics. He has such wonderful patterns and his fabrics are so stunning. Thanks for sharing.

Me aka Supermom said...

love the fabrics!

margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Lonci said...

Beautiful quilt:)

Denise said...

Carol I love your quilt. I am a big fan of Kaffe Fassett's work also. Your blog is sooo pretty!
Denise

Marie said...

Very nice quilt I loved it

Barb said...

Great quilt! thanks for posting!

Deborah said...

Beautiful quilt!

SarahB said...

What a beautiful quilt!

bettyp said...

Iam number 96!!!Yeah!!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the colors - thank you for sharing :)

Sew Lovins said...

So Pretty...Love how busy it is but not overwhelming...Gorgeous!

Kim said...

Your quilt is beautiful.

Marit said...

I remember when this book came out. I was looking through it and this quilt also caught my attention. Your quilt is very pretty, with that sad connection that you mention. Thank you for sharing!

joan said...

Absolutely lovely!

Oddbjørg said...

The quilt is lovely!

Rose said...

this is wonderful...love all the fabrics used...

see my entry HERE.

stitchinpenny said...

The combination of the fabrics is stunning

Rebekah said...

This is gorgeous! I love the rich palette you used.

Randi said...

Great job on the quilt.

SewCalGal said...

Spectacular quilt. Wow. You did a fantastic job. Love it.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Angie said...

Awesome - I just bought my first Kaffe Fassett fabric a couple of weeks ago and am planning how I want to use it. Great quilt!

Eileen said...

love kaffee fassett's quilts and fabrics. in the midst of a pickle dish and a couple other of his quilts. adapting on to small quilts for neonatal unit at the hospital--have made a couple for friends' babies and they love them--don't know who could resist, though!! great job and your other quilts that i saw are lovely, too.

Sandra said...

What a great star quilt, love the setting and the fabrics-kudos.
Come see my antique star quilt entries
http://utahquiltappraiser.blogpost.com
http://starleyquilts.blogspot.com

Heidi said...

Beautful

Shelly said...

I know exactly what you mean about every new Kaffe book stopping everything while you decide. I LOVE everything he does! I have made many quilts from his "recipes" and they are some of my very favorites. I had the opportunity to see his exhibit in Paducah back in April, and was in awe . . . yours is wonderful . . . thanks for sharing.

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