Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Kaffe Fassett - part 1

First I hope for those who were celebrating holidays this past weekend (Thanksgiving in Canada and Columbus Day in the US) that everyone enjoyed themselves. I was up north with friends for our traditional turkey feast. It was wonderful. The weather was a bit cool, we did get some sun, but it also rained some and on Sunday it tried to snow but the ground was too warm so it melted as soon as it landed.

I was up around Horseshoe Valley area and the fall colours there were mostly yellows and oranges, not much red. What is actually interesting is that some of the best fall colours can be found right here in Toronto along the Don Valley. This is a picture from my balcony window over looking one of the ravines along the upper Don Valley and the colours are just starting.

Next Saturday is the Kaffe Fassett workshop and I knew that I had better get a good part of my diamond blocks cut out because this past week I was just starting to use my hand again and I knew that I couldn't go for an intense cutting spree at a workshop. I still don't have all my diamonds cut, but probably about 80 - 85% and that took a good 8 hours over the holiday weekend. Yes I took my fabric up with me. It's a good thing I did, because the workshop is only 6 hours, so there would be no way that I would get stuff completed at this rate.

Below are the diamonds that I have already cut out laid against 3 different backgrounds. One of the background fabrics will actually become a border of diamonds that will go all the way around the rows of each of the already cut diamonds. So the background fabric won't really be sashing between the various diamonds but will surround the diamonds as a border. The only reason I laid it out this way was because it was quick and easy and gave me an idea of what things might look like.


Purple Paisley Patch said...

Hi Vicki, great fabric! What happened to your arm, did I miss something? I hope it's on the mend. I love Kaffe fabric, I can't wait to hear all about the workshop.
Take care,
Kelly :-)

Elizabeth said...

Oh those trees! I thought they were yarn roving or some sort of project. Beautiful view!

I like that bottom fabric, it makes the colors of the diamonds stand out and sing. Let me guess that's the border. hehehe.