Hye Soo’s Quilt (I)

I’m working on this quilt for my niece, Hye Soo. I can’t wait to finish it!

“Jewel Squares” Quilt by Kaffe Fassett / Liza Prior Lucy

For the quilt design, Hye Soo picked this Kaffe Fassett design I showed her. I’m really happy she chose this one, because I love love love this particular design. You can see it in his book,  Glorious Patchwork. I believe the pattern for it is there…

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m fairly new to this modern world of quilting, and when I started perusing the quilt-store quality fabrics online, about 2 years ago, I kept seeing Kaffe’s collections and was mesmerized by his use of color and the way his designs almost explode in your face. Well, that’s MY way of putting it. And I love it!

Then this past summer I googled “Kaffe Fassett quilts” and immediately saw this orange one. This was when I was first excited to learn that there were quilts out there that weren’t the traditional repeats of triangles and squares. I love all the wonky quilts out there, and this one is purely inspiring.

OK, here is the color palette, she chose the one on the left:

Basically, as you can see, the main colors are brown, green and yellow, with blue accents, or teal-ish/aqua-ish accents. Hye Soo chose the teal/aqua accents. Yoo hoo! I liked that one best too. (I’m actually using aquas/teals and light blues.)

Hye Soo’s Quilt — II >>