Sunday, December 4, 2016

Kaffe Fassett FTW! Sunday Stash #10

Secret Santa......(AKA) Yankee Swap......(AKA) White Elephant........

That is at least if you watch the TV series The Office.  And I would randomly say to Tish....mmmmm Yankee Swap, just like Steve Carell's character Michael Scott on the Office.

I went to the local Guild's Christmas Party.  Clearly there was a sort of secret santa thing going on. So funny.....Tish and I sat next to each other, naturally and we drew the number which indicated the number order for picking packages...She got 8 and I got 9. What are the chances of that happening????

Her turn came, and then came mine. I walked up to the table and picked a very small least compared to the other bags (most of the gifts). I saw the one I was going to pick, and thought it might be a charm pack, but was not sure.  However, being new to the guild I figured I would pick something small.

Drum Roll.......opening the package and this is what I see first....

This was the first charm square I saw inside a plastic wrapper that had not been opened.  I re-looked at it and knew within seconds.....I HAD HIT THE MOTHERLOAD!!!!!

I leaned over to Tish and said "I got Kaffe"  She said what, I picked up the package and looked at it and sure enough it was marked "Kaffe Fassett". I leaned to her, repeated, and showed her the label. She said "Just put it down and don't make a big deal out of it".  Knowing that these were the exact words that were going through my mind, even before she said it, I just put the fabric down and waited.

I am a person that has the mindset of "what you think about you bring about"....or for the more religious minded, you reap what you sow.  I wanted these fabrics!!!!

As soon as it was over....and yes I did....I retained the fabrics. I verified who the secret santa was and she ended up with a big thank you hug.  I even had another guild member come up as I laid the fabrics for others to view.....they wanted to see it after I issued my hug.  This other guild member said that they had another charm pack of the exact same that they would give me. I advised I would purchase it, and they advised that was not needed they would just give it to me.

I can not say how excited I am.  The pictures I took DO NOT do the fabric color saturation justice. So without further is the quilt fabric porn.

To quote Veruca Salt...."don't care how, I want it now"!  I want all the Kaffe Fassett I can get.  I have no idea what I will do with this fabric, but I am excited. I also now want the Red/Orange set of the fabric that complements this set.

Now that you have heard the story of the little boy that got what he wanted for Christmas....he got one of the main things that he wanted related to quilting.....I need some help.  I need to know what year and what line this is from.  I need to be able to buy more and not knowing which line it is from will make it more difficult. Also, open to a suggested background color for when I start using this.

This marks my 10th Sunday Stash post.

I will soon be doing a blog on my sister's "Add it Up" quilt that I just finished week before last....she loved it, and it is my first true quilt/quilt (bed sized) that I completed by myself, from beginning to end.

This evening I am linking up with Mollie Sparkles Sunday Stash.


  1. Oh Wow!!! If you hop to Wanda at

    she has two lists of Kaffee fabrics ,..from 1-100, and 101 to??? Your Christmas came early and ALL at once. Enjoy, and if you look further at Wanda's blog posts, I'm sure there will be ample suggestions for the contrast fabric to choose from. I think you will have to copy and paste the link.

  2. Thanks Nancy! I appreciate all the help!

  3. Good for you! It would have been hard to play it 'cool' with Kaffe!

  4. Congratulations on getting to keep something that you loved so much! Elephant swaps can be fun but stressful. :)

  5. Following the Kaffe design aesthetic, there is no background fabric... think "more is more". Of course, you can do whatever you like with the fabric, and isn't that the fun thing? Do you have some kinda plan for what you are going to use all your lovelyness for?

  6. I had the same charm pack in the red, amongst the very first fabric I bought . And I loved it , can't remember the name I'm afraid

  7. How exciting Dave that you got the fabric you wanted! wonderful. I think it is a couple of years old but I'm not sure.

  8. WOW you certainly hit pay dirt with these. Sorry can't help you out with the year, but they are lovely.

  9. That's a great collection. You did well.

  10. Kaffe glorious Kaffe! (sing that in Oliver's soundtrack "Food! Glorious Food!" melody, k?! I have some of these prints and you are right, photos do NOT do the saturation justice. I do think some of these prints are staples, in that he has reprinted them several times, so I think you will find them in shops and online very easily. Since I just got 2 yards of Kona Silver, and love it, it kind of could read white it's that light of a grey, maybe that would work? I have two gorgeous books of his, quilts photographed in France, en Provence. Wish we were closer! Guess I'm enabling, but I did check before I opened my mouth, and yep has oodles and oodles of Kaffe
    Happy shopping - or ask Santa! ;-)

  11. That sounds as if it was fun =) I am glad that you are happy with your present =) Looking forward to seeing what you might make with it.

  12. Love Kaffe fabrics. Those colors are so dark, deep and they just pop!!! Ask me how I know :-) Have fun with your lucky win.