I had a great day at the course and learnt so much from both of them. You can read all about the day here, and see the fabric combinations other people used.
|auditioning fabrics with help from my friend Sue on the left, and Brandon on the right|
After the course I put my quilt away for a few months, but in June I started to sew the hexagons together. You can see lots of close ups of the fabrics I'm using in my June blog post here.
This weekend I decided to finish piecing the top while I watched the final weekend of the Olympics from Rio.
I chose Jumble in turquoise by Brandon Mably for the skinny border - as recommended by Brandon at the course. I did consider other options, but felt this one really was a good contrast.
I'm really happy with all of my fabric choices in this quilt. I started out with the beautiful blue carnations on black - Anne Marie by Philip Jacobs in black. It really is my feature fabric in this quilt, and all of the other fabrics were chosen to complement that fabric.
So the top is finished and it's 80" x 85". I'm going to get it basted on a long arm, and intend to hand quilt it myself. I'm not sure what type of design I'll use it, but I'll enjoy rediscovering all the fabrics along the way.
If you get the opportunity to go to a class with Kaffe and Brandon I'd highly recommend it. They challenge you to think about new colour combinations, and teach you how to analyse every fabric decision. I would certainly go again if they come back to New Zealand.