Kaffe Fassett Field Notes: Geometry in Patchwork
Welcome to the SECOND of 16 in this series. Today we will hear about traditional quilts. This first appeared 10 years ago in Quilt Magazine.
First, because this is Kimono Week, here are some Kaffe Fassett kimono blocks! The quilt center is at the bottom of this post.
|Bamboo Kimono blocks made with Kaffe scraps|
Geometry in Patchwork
Traditional quilts still turn the world on its ear!
The Victoria & Albert Museum in London recently launched an eagerly anticipated quilt show (Quilts: 1700-2010) including pieces from their famous archives, treasures we’ve seen in books and on postcards for years. Many of these quilts were originally exhibited in the 1960s and 70s. In 1964, shortly after I moved to Great Britain, the early quilts spoke to me long before I got the buzz about this world of patterned geometry and had a go at it myself. As a struggling painter, along with the decorative weaving from Norway and silk embroideries from Japan, the combination of colors and the
Kimono Week: Day 5. Here is my 9 Block Bamboo Garden Quilt. Center is 44" x 44". I have pulled a few fabrics to audition for the border. But, for now, these happy blocks are just hangin' out in the sunshine!
|Bamboo Garden Kimono quilt center|