Saturday night my husband and I went to a slide presentation by the
MASTER of color,
who is famous not only for his brilliant and complex quilting cottons, but also for his richly hued knits, needlepoint, paintings, and color combos in general. I bought his latest quilt book, nestled above in some of his fabric that I plan to embellish with embroidery and beads. The presentation was in a little high school auditorium on Vashon Island. Kaffe and his design partner, Brandon, have been on the island for several days of quilting and knitting workshops.
It was a much needed injection of color in our corner of the Northwest, as you can see by the next two photos, which I took on the bridge and from the ferry on our way over to the lecture. As the crow flies, the lecture was only about four or five miles from our house, but since we're not crows it was a one-and-a-half-hour GRAY, WET JOURNEY over the bridge, onto the ferry and through the woods.
|Tacoma Narrows Bridge on Saturday at 3 p.m.|
|Inside our car on the Rhody Ferry from Tacoma to Vashon Island.|
IT WAS SO WORTH IT:
This is some of the Kaffe Fassett fabric I bought from
Here are orange flowers from the grocery store that I brought home a few weeks ago. Sorta similar feel to the fabric I bought last night.
|A grocery store bouquet on my kitchen counter.|
|Crazy quilt embroidery that I've been working on.|
This is Seth, age 10, proudly displaying his very first quilt last week at the Gig Harbor Quilters meeting. His grandmother taught him to quilt over the summer, and he finished this colorful quilt in time to give it to his mom for her birthday. And he knits, too!
Have a colorful day!