I found time to sit down and read most of this new hard cover Kaffe Fassett book. Does anyone call hard cover editions coffee table books any more? Kaffe discusses many types of color groups with beautiful still life arrangements illustrating them. There are also quilts (and directions to make them) and needlepoint designs in this book.
One of my favorites is his Seed Packet quilt. It is huge fussy cut flowers from his fabrics as well as other brands. It sounds like he is a collector of beautiful floral fabrics too. I recognized a few of the older fabrics. I love that red headboard too.
There are 2 sizes of squares so I will have to look for 2 sizes of flowers as I go through my fabrics.
This book from C&T Publishing came 2 days ago. I think Cindy Grisdela did a great job of explaining the elements and principals of design. I don't have any formal art training and I have read explanations before but the way Cindy explains them finally makes some sense to me. I'm usually just depending on what is visually pleasing to me. I have a drawer full of improv pieces and parts already made that I can play with to try out some of her ideas.
I listed one group of colorwash kits for sale on my Wandaful blog (link to it above the title of today's post and link also on my right sidebar above "My current favorite"). I may have some other kits to list but I'm waiting to hear back from some buyers first.