Wednesday, November 6, 2013

More from Kaffe Fassett Exhibit

 There were TV crews filming 
 the Kaffe Fassett Exhibit
at IQF/ Houston
I did not want to get in their way, 
so I gently stepped around quickly 
and only took a few pictures of his wonderful quilts.
Square In A Square
by Kaffe Fassett and Pauline Smith
Quilted by Pauline Smith
Do you wonder where Kaffe finds his inspiration?
"A tile wall in Baja, California had blue and white tiles that
had been primitively painted so that there was a lot
of variation in their square-in-a-square design.
A range of dusty toned Shot Cottons are featured."
Shot Cottons by Rowan
provide an interesting glance.
The weft is woven with one color
and the warp is woven in a slightly different color.
Together they impart a unique sheen to the fabric.
*note: Shot Cottons are loosely woven
and hand dyed
with subtle deformities
but I think this gives personality to the fabric.
 Korean Log Cabin
I was surprised to see works done in 
a pastel color theme,
a small break away from his traditional jewel tones.
 "On a trip to South Korea,
Kaffe was struck by the soft colors of wrapping cloths
which resemble Log Cabin Quilts."
 Striped Baskets
"The diagonal random placement of the 
Woven Stripes
adds a delicious vigor to this quilt.
The pattern is traditional but made
contemporary by this
choice of fabrics."
 I wish there had been more time 
to go back again and again to this Exhibit
because the up close views 
were so much more than 
can be captured in a picture.
And I wish I had the time to make every single one.


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I see a lot of us like to do the "square in a square" block!

em's scrapbag said...

I love the way he uses color. Thanks for two days of beauty.

Nat Palaskas said...

Thanks for Kaffe's quilts. I love the African Collage best! Hugs Nat