Sunday, May 20, 2012

Kaffe's Antique August Rose

I love the fact that some designers are re-releasing some of their older lines (Denyse Schmidt Flea Market Fancy, Amy Butler Gypsy Caravan to name just two!). This means that those of us who missed them first time round and have long since admired them, now have a chance to own some of them too. Kaffe Fassett has also re-released some of his wonderful prints including some favourites of mine...August Rose and Cabbage and Rose.

I ordered some gorgeous August Rose in Antique from Liza at Glorious Colour, and when it arrived it bought images to mind of chocolates in old fashioned boxes, reading a good book in front of the fireplace, special childhood memories and soft velvet!! Perhaps I was feeling a little nostalgic that day?!


I certainly wanted to cut into it quickly and start sewing, so I chose a very easy plus quilt which fit the bill very nicely. (The plus quilt is simply made out of squares, arranged to look like plusses, or crosses). My squares are all 4 inch finished.


All the fabrics I have used here are Kaffe's, his spots, stripes, aboriginal dots and shot cottons. I love how the solid and stripy fabrics give the Antique August Rose plusses an almost floaty feel to them.


The colours are not my usual choice, but I love them, especially the purples.


Is there a fabric range re-release that you are thrilled to get your hands on? xo


27 comments:

Rafael's Mum said...

Gypsy Caravan of course! Also fresh cut, but after a long wait, my favourite print (cabbage roses in peach) was not re released (only the two other colours, cream and pink). Same with Flea Market Fancy. When I had lots in my stash, I let lots of people have some of my blue seedlings (or eyelets as they seem to be called) and in the re release? no blue seedlings... Why I wonder??

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous Cathy

Quiltjane said...

Beautiful as always Cathy. I do love Kaffe fabrics and have quite a collection I will one day cut into. I think you have inspired me to make a cross quilt.

Jackie said...

It turned out just beautiful!! I love all the re-colorations that Kaffe has done with some of his fabrics. They have been a big hit.

Mimi said...

Actually, I feel jipped with the re-releases.... why did I buy so much fabric when it came out because I liked it?? If I had thought I could get it later I would have saved my money and shelf space.

This re release business is not good in the long run. I will be buying a lot LESS of Kaffe fabrics and NONE of the others.

Kaffe has been known to use the same pattern with new colors from season to season.

Rather than releases I would rather see NEW patterns - designs - etc.

heartsofhampshire said...

I think you have just inspired me to do yet another quilt with Kaffe fabrics- yours is stunning, amd strangely enough I had already decided to try this one out with a jelly roll waiting to be used! But I love yours more......
Keep up the great work!
Heatherxx

Nedra said...

I'm just grateful that they will re-release some of our favorite fabric lines, especially Kaffes. so many manufacturers only do one run, which seems so limiting.

Lurline said...

Gorgeous Cathy - no wonder Kaffe adores you,lol!
Hugs - Lurline!

Teje said...

Looks so beautiful! I enjoyed Kaffe's books in Finnish library! x Teje

YankeeQuilter said...

This rose is one of my favorites! Are you going to put a border on your quilt?

Exuberant Color said...

I like the large prints cut into little pieces like you have done. They create a depth to the quilt.

I like the re-releases especially when they add some new color combinations and not just identical colorations.

Nifty Quilts said...

Beautiful! Just beautiful! You do such lovely work. Always an inspiration.

Karen said...

Cathy, what a great looking quilt!!!

Michelle @ the quilted tortoise said...

Looks fantastic Cathy! The colours are so vivid and bold and glorious! Wonderfully warming in the cooler months too!

Janet said...

When they release older fabrics, it must be because there's a demand. I'm thinking od Denyse S here. The August rose in orange is a favourite of mine., I've used every last scrap of it.
Your quilt looks wonderful, I've always loved the cross pattern and your colourway is gorgeous.

Shocking Hocking said...

looks fantastic cathy - love it - the orange you chose plays beautifully with the others - excellent!

pandchintz said...

Love your new quilt Cathy. Just the right tones for this time of year!

Annie said...

Love a bit of Kaffe, and I heard some exciting news today about Kaffe coming out in flannel

Ann Champion said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! I really likle the floaty look of the cut up roses.
I'm glad Kaffe is rereleasing some fabrics. I really like some of the patterns in his books, which are pretty new to me. A lot of the fabrics that I liked the look of so much ar no longer around, and the quilt wouldn't look the same with something else. :)

fiberchick said...

Beautiful!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

So pretty Cathy! I bought the FMF...I pulled out my old stock too, and was surprised with how much I had. I'm considering the Amy Butler. I like that they're re-releasing, but I want some new stuff too. I wish Heather Bailey would put out something... :)

Sheila said...

Love quilt! I just love Kaffe Fassett. I have a large collection. I'm trying to get the nerve to cut some of it ...

Doris said...

I saw of the new "re-released" Gypsy Caravan last week, pretty exciting to have a chance to get some again...

Sarah said...

This is gorgeous Cathy! I love the antique rose - it's beautiful.

Stephanie said...

This screams of summer breezes. Love the polka dots added into the mix.

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

I love how the big roses made a whole new dimension to the quilt! fabulous. your fabulous!

meli B said...

The colour choices for your crosses are inspirational. The top looks warm and soft but still sings loud.
I bought my first every Denyse Schmidt Flea Market Fancy a few weeks ago. I'm still just looking at it. Too yummy to cut. One of my first ever quilts was the Amy Butler's Gypsy Caravan. It was what drew me into all these designer fabrics in the first place. It was just so different from the boring Spotlight stuff.