Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ah, Freddie, just look what you started

Kaffe Fassett’s scrumptious new hardcover book arrived at my door today, all the way from my favourite online bookshop half-way round the world.  With free postage, super-fast delivery, and prices (quoted in your choice of currency) way lower than Amazon, I absolutely love Book DepositoryIMG_3411Simple shapes just glow with colour in these quilts, but one quilt in particular caught my eye.IMG_3415 Does this look familiar?IMG_3413 In his preamble to this pattern, Kaffe mentions that he was inspired by this quilt, made by Frederica Josephson in the mid 1800s and photographed in Annette Gero’s book “The Fabric of Society”. scanned image 13 Fredricas quilt1850-1 Kaffe joins a fast-growing cohort of stitchers who’ve made quilts inspired by this hexagon beauty, the most illustrious of whom are Kim McLean -Uni NSW 3.tif - and Kerry Dearimage-5 My current header gives you a sneak peek of my own work-in-progress, and I have half a dozen friends similarly addicted.

Just look what you started, young Freddie!


  1. You've definitely hit on a trend here. I've admired Kaffe's book from afar, so I appreciate your glimpse inside. It's certainly inspiring to see another version of hexies, and it's motivation to continue with my own. Though I think your color combination is more beautiful than any I've seen. So fresh, and clean-looking... uncluttered in spite of the myriad of prints. You're doing an awesome job, Di. It will be a stunning quilt.

  2. You were right Di - BD is cheaper than Amazon and I didn't realise they did free delivery! How can they do that?

  3. have put up pics of my Candied Hexagons on my blog. It's still just hexagon blocks at the moment, but it's getting there!

  4. Di you are an inspiration, you never cease to amaze me with your time management skills - lessons please. C U soon. x x x hugz


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