Kaffe Fassett's Museum Quilts showcases 20 new patchwork designs, all inspired by treasures from the world-famous Victoria & Albert Museum. Textile artist Kaffe Fassett breathes new life into old masterpieces by updating the colors and employing contemporary techniques. 200 illustrations & photos.
In Kaffe Fassett's Kaleidoscope of Quilts, you'll discover 20 individual designs that feature both the new fabrics in Rowan's patchwork range and some firm favorites. Photographed against the glittering backdrop of the Mediterranean island of Malta, these quilts echo the bright sunshine colors in a glorious array of new designs from both Kaffe and his team, Liza Prior-Lucy and Pauline Smith. With each quilt, you'll find illustrated step-by-step instructions with colored diagrams, a 'flat shot' photo, and the quilt template.
20 exciting quilt projects to suit all skill levels. In addition to quilts by Kaffe himself, there are designs by Janet Bolton, whose work is the subject of a special feature, and Hilde Krohg and Kiko Goke, as well as work by previously featured designers including Roberta Horton, Mary Mashuta, Liza Prior Lucy, Pauline Smith, Betsy Mennesson and Brandon Mably.
In Kaffe Fassett Quilts Shots and Stripes, quilt master Kaffe Fassett and coauthor Liza Prior Lucy present 24 projects—small and large, beginner and advanced—made with iridescent solid-colored cotton fabrics (called shot cottons) and woven striped cotton fabrics, all photographed in and around his weekend home on England’s southern coast. Inspired by worldwide travels and a plethora of ethnic textiles, including Amish quilts in America, Japanese indigo patched work clothes, and African weavings, the projects featured include full-size bed quilts as well as smaller pieces that can be completed more quickly, such as throws, wall hangings, table runners, and pillows. With Shots and Stripes, Fassett answers the current call for quilts that make bold graphic statements but are not necessarily as time-consuming as some of the work for which he has been previously celebrated. Also available from Kaffe Fassett: Kaffe Fassett's Bold Blooms, Kaffe Fassett's Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts, and Kaffe Fassett: Dreaming in Color. Praise for Kaffe Fassett Quilts Shots and Stripes: “Shot cottons are the latest thing in quilting, Fassett’s a big name, and this is a lovely collection with wide appeal for both traditional and modern quilters.” —Library Journal “Kaffe Fassett is a superstar in the world of textiles.” —Craft Gossip “As with all of Kaffe’s books—whether quilting or knitting or needlework—the photos and lay-out are lavish. It is a treat for the senses.” —Getting Stitched on the Farm “Kaffe & Liza did it again! It's amazing to have another pattern book so soon, following . . . Kaffe’s fascinating memoir, Dreaming in Color. Do you really need yet another Kaffe book in your library of quilt books? Why, yes, you do.” —Meg Cox “Fassett (Dreaming in Color) and Lucy, owner of Glorious Color and Fassett's frequent collaborator, have birthed a book of startling beauty. Beyond producing drooling glances, their book journey’s determinedly yet joyfully through 24 projects, well conceived and with clear instructions.” —Publishers Weekly “If you’re looking for a book with beautiful, inspiring photographs to relax with on the sofa or want some fresh ideas that showcase the rich handwoven fabrics that are on the market today, Shots and Stripes would be a great addition to your library.” —Thread Bias “Filled with breathtakingly gorgeous products, the book is meant to inspire and teach at the same time. Best of all? You don’t have to be an expert sewer or experienced quilter to make it through these patterns.” —[email protected] magazine “Kaffe Fassett and Liza Prior Lucy’s new book is such an explosion of color and shape, it’s like a kaleidoscope; fun and totally mesmerizing.” —Mollie Makes “As in all of Kaffe and Liza’s books, the quilts are beautifully designed; the staging and photography also makes this a book you will be proud to display on your coffee table.” —Quilt Inspiration “Stunning Quilts, beautiful fabrics, gorgeous photography, Kaffe’s amazing design style—what's not to love?” —Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting magazine “Filled with breathtakingly gorgeous products, the book is meant to inspire and teach at the same time. Best of all? You don’t have to be an expert sewer or experienced quilter to make it through these patterns.” —[email protected] Home magazine
Leading needlework artist Kaffe Fassett tells you the fascinating story behind his fabric designs, plus those of other leading designers: Roberta Horton; Mary Mashuta; Liza Prior Lucy; Pauline Smith; Sandy Donabed; Betsy Mennesson; Brandon Mably; Gill Turley; Antique quilts are the starting point for many of these quilt designs. Almost all the projects showcase the new generation of printed fabrics: - Organic Stripe and Swiggle Stripe, Paperweight, Pansy and Diagonal Poppy, and the new lkat weave fabrics from India. With full colour photography throughout, every project is accompanied by a colour photograph of the finished project, detailed step-by-step instructions, and coloured piecing diagrams. The patchwork 'know-how' section and glossary cover all the techniques and terms used in the projects
An exciting opportunity to collaborate with the British Quilt Museum inspired this latest volume in Kaffe's successful patchwork and quilting series. Kaffe has chosen a special collection of traditional quilts and redesigned them in his latest fabrics for an exhibition at the Quilters Guild Museum at York in the UK in spring/summer 2015 (the exhibition will later travel to the USA at locations/dates to be announced). The quilts Kaffe has chosen are beautiful in their own right but his new take on them is also exquisite, each in a different way. Seeing his designer's eye at work picking out the elements to revisit is an education in itself. The results are stunning, both vibrant and graphic. The fabrics in his current collection are designed by himself, Philip Jacobs and Brandon Mably. As always, Kaffe and Philip opt for eye-catching, colorful designs in bright fabrics. Combined with Brandon's simpler, graphic patterns these offer the ideal range for quilt makers, with heritage patterns such as Hearts and Crosses, Log Cabin, and Church Window reinvented in wonderful, contemporary colors. There are also reinventions of older, rarer quilt patterns--all chosen for their amazing design and beauty. In addition to a wonderful photographic gallery of the quilts themselves, the book contains full step by step piecing instructions, with detailed diagrams. It also contains a general patchwork how-to section for anyone who is new to quilt making or needs to refresh their techniques.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of his highly successful series of patchwork and quilting books, Kaffe Fassett has returned to his American roots. Using the collection of American vintage quilts in Britain's American Museum in Bath as his inspiration, Kaffe has chosen 18 different quilts as the basis for his 20 new designs in this book. Designs feature both his latest fabrics and his much-loved classics, mostly from the Kaffe Fassett Collective but also his latest collection of Artisan fabrics. An introductory section, this book features the original quilts that inspired Kaffe, and tells the reader something about their provenance. The new designs demonstrate Kaffe's vivid and unique color combinations, giving new meaning to familiar block patterns such as Tumbling Blocks, Starbursts, and Log Cabins. Photographed in bucolic Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Each pattern contains full step-by-step piecing instructions and detailed diagrams.