Kaffe Fassett Passionate Patchwork

ISBN 13: 9780091874186

Passionate Patchwork

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9780091874186: Passionate Patchwork

After completing his first, highly succesful quilt book, Kaffe's interest in patchwork continued and he expanded his enthusiastic involvement in the craft by beginning to design his own patchwork fabrics. With this collection Kaffe has seized the opportunity to delve more deeply into the intricate arrangement of geometric patches and interesting prints - occasionally incorporating his own stunning fabric designs. The twenty new designs include full-size quilts, tablecloths, cushion covers and baby quilts, all in exciting saturated colour schemes so characteristic of Kaffe's renowned work. Chapters explore the use of the building blocks of circles, squares diamonds and triangles and an elegant mixture of colours and prints give each of the designs in this new collection a unique and subtle energy. As ever, Kaffe's creations illustrate how awe-inspiring and breathtaking the decorative crafts can be. There are detailed instructions and simple, coloured piecing diagrams for each patchwork. Templates for tracing are included at the back of the book. And for those new to patchwork, the necessary basic start-to-finish directions are given in a special chapter.

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The riot of color that defines Kaffe Fassett's renowned work in needlepoint and knitting also energizes his remarkable quilts. Passionate Patchwork features 20 projects of Fassett's designs, complete with materials lists, pattern templates, cutting directions, assembly instructions and diagrams, and gorgeous photos. Fassett draws on traditional quilt-block forms, lending his unique design and color sensibilities to squares and rectangles, triangles and diamonds, circles and ovals. An old favorite like Courthouse Steps takes on new vitality when pieced in countless shades of red. The chevrons of brilliant stripes comprising Fassett's Handkerchief Corners quilt hint at optical illusion, belying the quilt's simple assembly. Appliqué enlivens designs like Hat Boxes, wherein basic window blocks take on the appearance of cubbyholes, each sporting a multipatterned hat-box form. A solidly written section on basic quilt making appends the book, though these innovative designs are probably best attempted by quilters with a bit of previous experience. The resource page lists suppliers for purchasing Fassett's own fabric designs, but these beautiful quilts can of course be made with any appropriate fabrics. --Amy Handy

About the Author:

Kaffe Fassett has attracted huge audiences worldwide to the knitting and needlepoint crafts. A bestselling author, he has also presented his own TV series, Glorious Colour, and a major exhibition of his work has travelled the world after forming the first one-man show of a living textile artist ever to show at the V&A in London. Kaffe also designs wallpapers and fabrics for companies such as Designers Guild. Liza Prior Lucy is a quilt, needlepoint and knitting designer with many years' experience. For some years she ran her own business selling knitting yarns and hand-painted needlepoint. Her work includes numerous high-profile commissions such as a needlepoint chair presented to Prince William by President and Mrs Regan. For eight years Liza has turned her attention and considerable energy to patchwork, a craft she has long enjoyed, and her involvement has most notably included work with Vogue-Butterick and Bernina on a patchwork book and TV series.

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Fassett, Kaffe; Lucy, Liza Prior
Published by Ebury Press (2001)
ISBN 10: 0091874181 ISBN 13: 9780091874186
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