Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Kaffe Fassett Shots and Stripes Quilt Book + Giveaway

Let's begin with a little lamb photo - I know you can't get through your day without one!


Now onto the post at hand.....
For all you knitters out there, our talented friend Kaffe Fassett has a gorgeous new book out. It's not a knitting book but a quilting book. The premise behind Kaffe Fassett Shots and Stripes written with his longtime collaborator Liza Prior Lucy is that no print fabrics are used. 

 

I love this collection of quilts. I love the way the pure color comes through - how the color and the pattern is making the quilts as opposed to many quilts which are more about the different fabrics being used.


If I were to make a quilt, it might be similar to one of those featured in this book - bold straight-on gorgeous color and pattern made by piecing cut up fabric shapes. Does the quilt above look familiar? To me it looks like a crochet or knit afghan done in one of those diagonal stitches. Gorgeous!

I'm not much of a quilter at this time in my life but I have made quilts in the past. When I was in high school, my friends and I made some quilts as fund-raising raffle projects. Mostly it was about sitting around together for hours talking around the huge quilting frame that was set up in my parents basement. What fun we had. Yes, I was a sewing and crafting nerd fanatic back then too.

The last quilt I made was shortly after we moved into our farmhouse. I have a friend who has a shirt making company and she used to save me all the silk scraps from her cutting table. I made the quilt from these brightly colored solid scraps of silk. I backed it with large stripes of silk too. Instead of typical quilting batting, I used a cozy cotton blanket as the stuffing. And I tied it with embroidery floss instead of quilting it. That's the kind of quilting I do now.

So onto Kaffe's new book... It is called Kaffe Fassett Shots and Stripes. This is the back cover. Isn't that a beautiful piece of textile design? All the intersecting colors and triangles. What a work of art.


In Kaffe Fassett Shots and Stripes, Kaffe includes photos of his inspiration and back-story on where the idea for the individual quilts came from. I love that - nice to read about how an artist gets their ideas. As with all of Kaffe's books - whether quilting or knitting or needlework - the photos and lay-out are lavish. It is a treat for the senses.

 

And since many of us are strapped for time for our creativity, there are some smaller projects included. Like this table runner - inspired by eastern European embroideries. Lovely.


The simplicity of this quilt is breath-taking. Such a simple motif as little squares. Really pretty.


There are 24 projects in Kaffe Fassett Shots and Stripes including many smaller ones. It is hard-cover and loaded with gorgeous color. If you are a wannabee quilter, or just want to live vicariously through all the quilted textile beauty and goodness, make sure you check out Kaffe's latest work of art.

Here's the good news - STC/Melanie Falick Books has donated a copy of Kaffe Fassett's Shots and Stripes to one of my lucky readers! Thank you to them.

Here's how you enter: Answer the following question in the comments section:
Tell me what your favorite colors are and why?

Contest ends Sunday, February 10th at 11:59 p.m. U.S. addresses only. As always, leave an easy way to get a hold of you. 

Contest over - the winner is: Blogger thecrazysheeplady said...
Well, it might be easier to say what colors I *don't* like. Although, I think any color can be good or bad depending on how it's used. Favorites are greens and blues I suppose.

110 comments:

Andrea said...

What a gorgeous book! My quilting has faded into the background as knitting takes over my life, but I keep thinking about going back to it. And red is my favorite color because it's lively and warm and bright and cheerful. I'm andymeg on Ravelry.

Benita said...

I used to do lots of quilting and have been wanting to get back to it.

My favorite colors are purple and green - Purple because it is so rich and makes me happy, Green (a nice yellowy-sagey green) just makes me feel warm and safe and content. If I had to chose between the two, though, I'd go with the green.

B Greene said...

I love quilting so this book is right up my alley!! Such stunning quilts! My favorite color is gray - I love how it makes other colors pop. Thanks for the chance to win!!

lemonade sandwich said...

I am always drawn to bright colors - my current favorite is chartreuse, or spring green. I will gravitate to something bright green in almost any situation.

Fibercrafter said...

I love blues and greens - the colors of water on a bright day, the clear sky, leaves and the shadows of the mountains. Thanks for the chance!

Savannagal said...

Oh my gosh it's so hard to choose. It would be easier to tell you which I don't like. I love yellow and orange because they are so cheery and remind me of being outside in the sunshine. I love rusts, earthy browns, greens, golds, and dark reds, all the colors of fall because they are warm and inviting and remind me of walking down woodland paths. I love the blues because they are calming, relaxing. You see, it's impossible to have a favorite color. They all have reasons to be loved.

Dee said...

What an amazing book! It would be a good excuse to buy the shot cottons in each color. I love greens, all shades.

Mia said...

Purple and green. My whole life I've been drawn to purple and green. Every coat I've ever owned has been purple or green and I get such a kick out of using both colors at the same time. Lately though, I've found myself drooling over orange wool yarns. I may have to find a project that combines all three!

Cherie M in EP CO said...

The photos you have shown are beautiful. I haven't quilted for a number of years, but a book like this could just provide for the inspiration needed. I love color - bright, pastel or darkly rich matter not. However, if forced to choose, I would say blue and orange. They are wonderful complements and beautifully represent a Colorado sunset. It may not hurt that the NFL teams my husband and I have followed over the years are the Chicago Bears and the Denver Broncos. -- Thanks for the adorable lamb fix for today.

cherielynne538 on Ravelry

HOA Mgr Lady said...

Favorite color has always been purple! Concord purple actually.
Rcederstro@aol.com

Cherie M in EP CO said...

By the way, the photo of the table runner looks like it could have been taken in your house.

Val Reaves said...

Count me in! I was recently in Northwestern Montana at Glacier National Park... The mountain lakes are the most beautiful teal blue... Right now, I am still riding the high of seeing this color so perfectly placed in nature... What a delight to recall it... Thanks for bringing it to mind!
Val in Kansas

Cathy said...

Thanks for my daily lamb fix!

My favorite colors have to be the colors of fall in the Blue Ridge Mountains...greens, golds, oranges, reds, coppers, etc. At least they are my favorites for this moment in time!!

Sallie said...

I love deep jewel tones. Purples, blues, turquoise are my most favorites. Love the look of this book. In some ways it has an Amish feel.

sally said...

Hi Kristen,
In my coloring book you and Kaffe Fasset each rate five thumbs up. I've quilted in the past, done lots of batik, and am now dying yarn. My favorite color is the one I'm working with at the moment.

I love the smerk on that little lamb in today's photo.

Bonney said...

Who would have thought that solids could be so stunning! I love bright pinks, oranges, and lime. That combination makes me so happy.

Sandra said...

I have so many favorites and that changes all the time. Right now I would say Red (rusty) and Yellow-gold.
They are the colors in my Kitchen. I think they are warm and inviting.
Very country feel.

Suzanne said...

My favorite color is purple, all different shades, it's just such a happy color to me. Recently, I have been liking the combination of brown and light pink, or brown and blue. The combinations with the brown just look good to me.

Carol said...

I absolutely love Kaffe Fassett! What a beautiful book, as always! My colors are purples, ranging from thistle to eggplant and greens with a fresh dash of yellow. What a lovely contest, thank you!

Frances said...

I'm so fortunate to have had several occasions, years ago, to chat with Kaffe Fassett and have him compliment my own knitting.

I love color and it is very difficult to pick favorites...it's the mix that delights. Once upon a time, I might have found ease in choosing blue/green harmonies, then traveled though the infinite varieties offered by neutrals warm and cool. Nowadays, I do love the reds, roses, pinks, lavenders, and even apricot-flavored oranges.

The new book must be a gem, as have been the predecessors.

It's always fun to visit here. Those lambs are very dear.

Joan and Kevin said...

I love aqua and red, they make me happy!

auntiemichal said...

Oooh, a quilting book! My favorite colors right now are orange, red, and yellow. When clear and warm, they're so happy I can't resist them. LOL

Diane said...

I love brown, light grass green and a shot of red.......
many thanks for the offer.
Diane
www.yarnsista.com

Kate/Massachusetts said...

If you had asked me a few years ago what my favorite color was, I would have said rose/purple. Lately, I seem to like a rainbow of colors! I hope that's a good thing!

Stephanie W. said...

I love blues in my surroundings; I often have a touch of navy blue in a room. Right now, I'm drawn to kiwi green in clothing. Of course. a little red will make that kiwi green stand out.

Stephanie in Belmont

canithinki said...

My favorite colors are blues and greens, especially when mixed together. I find various shades calming, exciting, friendly, comforting, and all of them make me smile - what more could you ask?
conradk on ravelry

Marcia said...

Can't seem to get away from mauves.
Or most anything in the red family mixed with a neutral.

Loving the lamb photos.

Beth said...

Wow! That afghan looking quilt is just gorgeous. I love cyan and really all other shades of blue, but these days more green blues than purple blues. Also loving chartreuse at the moment. Thanks for giving away such a wonderful book!

Judy said...

I basically love color! I guess my favorites are purples and blues, but I don't know why. I'm just drawn to them. I only like greys and blacks and browns as contrast to brighter colors. I love your work, primarily because of your use of color. I also love quilting and took a class from Liza Prior Lucy at the Hampton Quilt Festival that was just awesome. I would love, love, love to have this book.

Anonymous said...

i love quilts, I even know a friend who would love the book once I finish reading it.

my favorite colors to decorate with are oranges, peach and yellow, my favorite colors to knit are blues, pinks and purples

fracksmom on ravelry

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a gorgeous book! I don't have a favorite color but lately I've been drawn to more "off" colors meaning teals, coral, rust, periwinkle, olive and the like. I also love the lamb photos. gnlmutti at gmail

Sally said...

That lamb photo made me LOL. If it weren't such a great shot, I'd swear he just walked in and photo-bombed the shot you were trying to get of the lambs in the background.
I'm a quilter and a huge fan of Kaffe. My fave color is YELLOW! All shades. But I love all the bodily fluid palette: oatmeal, eggplant, green, dark red, brown, yellow. (I spared you the bodily fluid names!) Thanks, as always, Kristin!

knitterbeader said...

I love together - navy & lime green. Other favorite colors are purple and most shades or red!

Kodiak said...

Hi Kristin, I am a big fan of anything Kaffe Fassett and this book looks like it will indulge all my color fantasies. I live and work in such a black and white worldj but my dreams are for lime, yellow, chartreuse, and blues... oh did I mention hot pink, mandarin orange and violet?

xo
Melissa S. (NJ)

KrÄka said...

A favorite color...I just love them all, the clear ones who reminds me of a new day, a new beginning, a new start...
The book looks fantastic!

Auntie Shan said...

AMETHYST! -- My Birthstone... yeah, it was my B-Day a few days ago. And, oh gee.. the "10th" is my late [from Salem] Grandmother's, who could out-craft the LOT of Us!! - Seriously!!

Diana Ostrat said...

We've just begun learning quilting in uni. This book looks inspiring.

Favourite colours? Moss green, sea blue, all sorts of bluish grays and most of nature colours. My habit to dye yarn with plants kicks in.

Arlene said...

I love all colors...but I'd am partial to pinks..then greens

Judy said...

I love the rainbow of colors. In my main living space, I've got to have Reds (so inviting) and some blue. I wear purple a lot. In color arrangements I am drawn to deep evergreen and turquoise. This combination feels mystical to me and transports me to a very still
place. But when I buy cat food, I always reach for the pink can when their favorite is the purple can. I still can't figure that out.

Judy/Ct. Lightinabook@Gmail.com


Nancy said...

Red has always been my favorite theme. It just makes me happy. Think valentines & Christmas!

Loco Lindy said...

Seeing these pictures really makes me want to learn to quilt.... That back cover, swoon! My favorite colors are turquoise (the color of the water in the Caribbean, a feast for the eyes) and green, the colors of Kentucky in the springtime.

zumbaqueen said...

I love all colors just as long as they are not pastel. I like the blues/purple/turquoise palate because they remind me of the sea and walking the beaches at Cape Cod. Right now many of my quilts have sparks of bright orange in them. I used the color in small quantities recently and found that it made the whole quilt sparkle! I like colors that make me smile.

Elaine said...

I really like orange, fuschia, and kiwi--they are all such happy colors.

Kim Goodling said...

My favorite colors are those found by using natural dyes. I love how they all complement one another and are so soft and subtle.

Caffeine Girl said...

What a fabulous book!

My favorite colors are the blues and greens of the ocean. I think that I love them so much because, living in Wisconsin, I am awfully far away from any seas!

mn_bird said...

I enjoy the daily lamb pictures this time of year!

My favorite color is purple. It makes me happy. I especially love the blue / violet color of purple of Siberian irises.

I'd be interested to know if you have a favorite color!

Robin
minnknitter on Ravelry

Anna Conway said...

Yellow is my favorite color right now. It reminds me of the sun, something we don't see very often in Oregon these days.

Molly said...

What a great day on your blog! Lamb pictures PLUS a giveaway!! My favorite colors at the moment are brown and lime green. I've always loved brown because "drab" is my favorite colorway but lime green gives me a little "zing" when I look at it. Can't really explain it but one makes me feel peaceful and one makes me cheerful.

Betsy said...

I love aqua, red, and white. It's a very crisp, clean, Scandanavian combination. That said, I see different colors and combinations everyday that I love. By the way, the smiling lamb in the picture at the top of this post is beyond adorable!!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Well, it might be easier to say what colors I *don't* like. Although, I think any color can be good or bad depending on how it's used. Favorites are greens and blues I suppose.

Abbie said...

Thank you for this give-away! My favorite color is blue, especially that really deep, rich indigo blue. I guess growing up on Lake Michigan and having the privilege of enjoying all of its moods has something to do with that.

Casey said...

Red has to be my all time favorite color. Not only do I look good in red, it just makes me happy. I've had red couches, painted a daughters room deep red, just love the color.
ashefamily at yahoo dot com

Marlaine said...

What a beautiful book! I can't wait to take a look inside.

My favorite colors are white, beige and all shades of blue - pretty much any color that reminds me of the sea.

Thanks for the peak into Kaffe's new book.

(marlainedeschamps at gmail)

Jennifer King said...

Love this beautiful book! My favorite color is a straw yellow, I find it soothing. Thanks!

JackieLemon said...

I love warm colors, pinks to red, browns,pale yellows. The book looks amazing. Kaffe has always been so inspirational. I remember how his early books really turned the knitting world upside down.

Debbie said...

My favorite color is yeloow - the brighter, the better! The book looks wonderful. thanks

Denise said...

Gorgeous quilts! I like soft colors - light pastels - and white.
flgirl1987 AT yahoo DOT com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful book! I love quilts and enjoy quilting. However, the knitting comes first. Ha!
Favorite color - I think it would be blue. Blue means calm to me.
Thanks for a chance!
Lynn
LynnIL on ravelry

technikat on ravelry said...

I can't resist answering this question! I love blue because is calming, like looking at a lake. I love deep, bright pink because it's vibrant and alive. Bright yellow is like having the sun shine after a grey day. Bright green is restful to the eyes, like a grassy field in the springtime. Red brings warmth.

Ann said...

Reds, pinks, and berries are my favorite colors. I love to wear them, and I love to have them around me, because to me they are happy colors!

Patti said...

Aubergine because it is a deep gemstone color combining red and blue - both difficult and costly colors to obtain from historical sources. Today, the richness of the color can be obtained with chemicals that are not so costly. Love the richness of aubergine.

skeindalous said...

My favorite single color is purple. The families....dark, smoky, muddy. Tweedy and heathery. I love to see Kristin's brights, but I would live more happily with wahat the Brits call 'sub fusc'. Ta!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful book! My favorite color is red because it makes me feel energetic and bright. I love all the jewel-toned colors. Knitting is my number one love, but I've always wanted to make a quilt. Thanks. My Ravelry I'd is ddknitter

Anonymous said...

This looks like so much fun! My favorite colors are pink and light sky blue. I just love the softness of these two colors. But, there really isn't a bad color - they all are beautiful.
Pauline
fiberlooney@yahoo.com

Sheep Camp adventures of a Shepherdess said...

I quilt more then I knit and love the story that is behind each quilt. I am not sure I have a favorite color because with quilting the pattern that is used works better with some colors or prints more then others, so it is all about knowing how to match the shapes or pattern to the right colors. By these picture the author knows how to do this. OK if you are going to make me choose a color, I pick Red and Royal Blue. But the Oregon, yellow,and white quilt trimmed in brown on my son's bed would not reflect that choice. You can reach me by email at oregoncoastsheepcamp@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

When I was a child, turquoise and magenta were my favorite colors from the Crayola box of 64 crayons, but I couldn't tell you why - because they were like stained glass? At any rate, years later turquoise is still near the top of my personal list, and magenta's somewhere on there too.
-- stashdragon (on Rav)

Teresa said...

My favorite color is blue - deep blue with a tad of turqoise in it. But my favorite group of colors are the deep jewel tones - that same deep blue with a tad of turquoise, deep purple, burgundy that leans toward the purple side, deep green, gold, and maybe a couple of others - all together. I love the pictures you are showing of this book and as a new sewer, I'm interested in trying my hand at quilting . . .

Judy Jackson said...

What I find interesting about color is how my favorite color morphs over the years. I couldn't get enough of that grayed pink in the 60's, moved on to denim blues after that and for a very long time, then it was green. Everything green was fine by me. Now it's turquoise. And red rock orange/brown. yummy!

Helen said...

Purples and reds because they make me happy. Today I am wearing a raspberry colored sweater and getting tons of compliments. :)

Beth said...

Blues, blues and more blues!! My dad's and Nana's eyes, the sea and sky on the best kind of beach day, and the bluebird skies of the perfect sunny skiing days!! Love your blog Kristin!

Beth (eferry on Ravelry)

Helen Hart said...

I slept under a hand-made quilt with bits of my hand-sewn dresses sewn into it--until I was married. Colors? Purples, turquoise, blues, emerald green, no brown thanks. Love Kaffe's books.

Helen Hart said...

Oops, forgot my email address: HelzHart@aol.com Thanks.

Janice said...

I love Kaffe Fasett! I got to meet him at a book signing in Big Sur, and he was such a delightful man. I'd have to say orange, although I love all colors in the right place. I've been drawn to orange, yellow and green lately, I think because it reminds me of growing up in the 70's. Thanks for the chance to win!

pancake and lulu said...

Wow - beautiful book! I have loved Kaffe since I was 18 and first saw his first knitting book at a Christmas spent in the Adirondacks with a woman who had knit several of his designs. What a force he has played in my color life since then!
My favorite color...hard one, since I love so many, but I think I will go to my old standby: periwinkle. Ever since I was a little girl this was my favorite crayon and I think that is becasue it is a soothing and calm color, but a bit unusual to find in nature. (Incidentally, my least favorite has traditionally been yellow, but guess what I am knitting at the moment...a pair of the brightest, lemonest, taxiest yellow mitts!)

Kayla Shumway said...

What a beautiful book! My favorite color is green. I love the way everything goes from brown and dull in winter to vibrant green in the spring. It is a really uplifting color for me.

jen said...

My favorite colors: brown, the color of the earth, grounding; and blue, the color of the sky.

Leslie said...

You know those pinks and purples you sometimes see on the horizon when the sun is setting? Yep - those -- they're my favorite, especially when mixed with either the dark green of mature leaves in full summer or dusty sage. I used to always say "blue" but then I realized the particular blues I really loved were the purple ones, in other words, blue and red. Who knew I'd ever say any shade of red was among my favorite colors?

linda bowton said...

at this moment in my life my choice of colors would be orange, brown, cream, green and country blue. my house has orange/brown stone inside and out, brown tile floors so brown would be my strongest choice! dark chocolate cabinets and brown speckled granite... so earthly!!
^)^ hawknitr13@hotmail.com

Kathy at Knitting Off The Grid said...

Gorgeous book! I love red - it's bright and cheery.

tehachapisockcompany@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love color. I guess purple would be my favorite. I use it as a neutral with orange, or red, or green. I love Kaffe's and your use of color. Would be inspired by the book.
chrisjohnsonquilts@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My favorite colors are the shades of honey/amber. It just warms me up! Thanks for another great giveaway...and for your blogs.
The mom of johalley on Rav
I quilt too!

MicheleinMaine said...

I'm a sewer, but not a quilter. I always go with rich, saturated colors. My favorites are lime green and periwinkle, with orange a close second, then pink. Purple is pretty good too. No earth tones for me, just pure, bright color!

If I win this book I will gift it to a dear friend who is a wonderful quilter.

good luck with the snowstorm and the babes!

KnittingBetsy said...

My favorite color since childhood is blue. I have always found it to be calming and soothing. I also love more natural colors like greens and browns. And a good fuschia is a real pick-me-up.
I haven't made an all-solids quilt since an Amish sampler in the 90's. I'd love to use Kaffe's fabrics for one in the book!!
Thanks for holding the giveaway, Kristin!
Betsy in the chilly Seattle suburbs

Theresa said...

Wow! This is one book I'd love to own. It reminds me of some of the minimal "OP Art" paintings of the 1960's - using bold colors and shapes. And I like the smaller projects too, since I haven't done too much quilting...yet!
As for favorite colors, I wear red often, and always feel better with bright red lipstick on. Violet or amethyst is another great color, and lime green - the bright shades feel right to me, nothing pastel.

tjf said...

What a beautiful book - very inspiring. My favorite colors are greens; they can be found in any season - bright spring greens, so many summer greens of gardens, grass, trees, deeper more quiet greens of fall and of course the evergreens of winter.

Tricia
thefankells@mesanetworks.net

Cate said...

I love lots of colors - green is my newest that I gravitate to. But, given my druthers, I'm always drawn by the blue/purple range that has been my lifelong favorite.

Kaffe's book, like the photos of your house, would give me a much needed winter color boost here in Maine!

Cate: ctashton at colby dot edu

DebbyJ said...

This cover of this book is beautiful, and the the idea of using only solid color fabrics is very appealing. I love bright colors with lots of contrast, but contrasts that surprise you. It's the introduction of the unexpected in color blocking I love the most.

Lynn said...

The graphic qualities of these quilts are truly inspiring. The blues will always be my favorite colors.

Adaliza said...

I know I can't enter, but I must seek out this new book. I have a couple of KF quilt books and they're so inspirational. I love the fact that he uses strong fabrics and simple shapes. My current quilt-in-progress is rather like the last photo - squares - but it's very Scandinavian in style with reds & snow whites!

furtherofftrack said...

Today my favorite (100 of my top 5) colors are:



Winter, cold, crisp and fresh. In my mind winter gifts me with time and stillness. The time I share with family and friends, the stillness I invest in solo reflection. Icy whites, silvers and blues appear peaceful, inviting rest and restoration. Underlying the seemingly weightless light colors, the earthy dark greens, browns, purples and blacks defines change and transition. In winter, I see the stark contrast that marks the boundaries between earth, water, and sky. I find the abrupt shift from day into night in the colors of my winterscape. The luxury of time and the beauty of stillness are crowned by resplendent golds, reds, oranges, purples, and blues that mark the sunrise and sunset. However, I treasure the winter's night sky, spread with the richest blues into blacks, made visiable by the piercing silver white of the moon and stars.

Missy said...

The combo of colors of lichen on beech tree bark in diffused light just after it rains. I can't even put color-words to it- I don't think it is possible- but that is besides the point. The point is to be outside... in a beech grove... where there is lichen on the trees because they have been there a good long time... after a rain... soaking in color. Ahh.

Cami said...

Right now my favorite color are aqua and just the right gray. They are soothing which is so nice!

mamaross said...

What an education! I don't usually like solids on their own and will often choose a tonal where a solid is called for, but the pictures you showed make me want to (a) get back to quilting and (b) find some solid colors to work with. My favorites are pinks, deep reds, and blues with a lot of grey in them. I like them because each one of them makes me feel moody, though not all in the same way.

Jan Baker said...

My favorite colors are green and red and yes I love Christmas. Bit mostly they are just such vibart colors.
jmkinshella@msn.com

Anonymous said...

That man's work can talk me into wanting to make anything. I haven't really enjoyed quilting, I did it because the quilting people are so nice and such fun to be with. I look at his pictures and think "Oh now I would enjoy that". He really is something. I love his knitting patterns and have made several. Sharon

Candied Fabrics said...

I agree with you Kristin that these quilts are not just a way to showcase pretty fabric! I love all sorts of colors, but chartreuse tops the chart - I find that it works with all sorts of colors, so much so that my mantra is "Chartreuse is a neutral!" :-)

Anonymous said...

It is so hard for me to pick my favorite color as it seems to change with time. I guess if I had to pick one it would be one of the blues since that makes me think of water that I love so much. Love all of Kaffe's books. Sometimes in his photos he is wearing one of his handknit sweaters and I try to think how he made the pattern-usually very complicated and wonderfully colored.
peggydatgorge.net

Robin V said...

My favorite colors are shades of green - when Bonnie the Beagle and I are out walking, I love seeing all the shades of green.

(This time of year, I love all the shades of white and grey, but that's not quite the same!)

RobinV on Ravelry

Teresa said...

Just reading about the new book makes my heart race. If I get in a rut, need inspiration or a jump start I look at the 2 KF books that I have. I even used them when I was getting ready to take the walls of three rooms from white to color.
What is my favorite color? Black. I wear a lot of black as it goes with all the jewel tones I love. Black works for any occasion, day to night with a jewelry change. Who doesn't love a little black dress? Lots of color with a hit of black works every time.

Anonymous said...

~ Thank you for the terrific give-away ~ Kaffe Fassett's books are so inspiring.
My favorite colors are teals, turquoises, ultramarine, cobalt and delft blues, with oranges, corals and salmon colors. The blues because of my loVe for the ocean & the patterns of delft artwork. I also like all those blues with shades of yellows since I've always liked Vermeer paintings. The oranges & corals because they are healing colors and energizing to me. I also like the greens specific to ferns & those of cedar pine trees. All the greens of nature are so refreshing & calming.
Best,
Shell ~

Anonymous said...

Shell ~
YarnSoup@yahoo.com

Daisy said...

Green is my favorite color because it's my birthstone and makes me feel happy. I also like red because it brightens everything. Must be why I love Christmas so!
My address is daisygirl12us@yahoo.com.

The book looks awesome

Dorothy Dinsmoor said...

What a beautiful book--as are all of his. My favorite colors are brights and black--I love the contrast.Thank you for all the sweet lamb photos. They take me back to my childhood as my grandfather was a sheep rancher in west Texas.
Dorothy D.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Kristin,
My favorites are blue and green -- sky and grass, trees, and flowers. Each have so many shades that express so many things. They can be very restful or Invigorating. Their opposites, orange and red make them pop. In my opinion, they are the most expressive of all the colors.
Love your blog and love Kaffe Fasset. Thanks for the chance to get his new book.
Sincerely,
Janie Horn

Auntie Shan said...

At **THIS** Moment, my **LEAST** favourite Colour is ***WHITE***!!! All UMPTEEN-GAZILLION shades of IT!!

;-] Don't mind me... Just going snow-BLIND [even with sunglasses] in the GREAT DAYGLOW NORTH!!

Tara said...

I tend to be drawn to autumnals and earthy neutrals, but I am so inspired by Kaffe Fassett's sense of color. This book looks amazing! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I'm chavahsdaughter on Ravelry.

estyn said...

Warm gray. It makes all the other colors pop.
boodely on ravelry

Elizabeth D said...

Interesting question! I know what my favorite colors are, but I have no idea why. . . jewel tones (red, blue, deep green, purple) and gray. It's kind of a wintry palette, and I have always loved winter. . .

Martha said...

Blue because it's the color of the sea and sky. Red because it looks like...victory!

d said...

My favorite colors are blue and green, as they make me feel calmer.

Thank you so much for this generous giveaway, and congratulations on your new wallpaper venture - what an exciting avenue to explore!

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