Glorious Patchwork Hardcover – 1997
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As an interior design book, it's great for ideas; as a quilt book, despite Amazon's great $18 pricetag, it's not worth keeping unless you're looking for a book of basic patterns or a great gift for a beginning quilter.
Kaffe Fassett puts a new spin on some of the traditional quilt patterns and his creations are fresh and original. Rich velvets and brocades are turned into 4-patch curtains which are suprisingly elegant. These same materials are used to make a luxurious throw that looks fit for a king. His "Red Diamonds Quilt" is vibrant with patches of sunflowers, grapes and a multitude of floral designs. Of course, the directions and suggestions are given for all of the projects in the book. He even gives ideas on how the pictured designs might look in other color schemes.
I'm almost finished making my version of his "Frothy Table Cover" which is made of cotton in a combination of floral pastels cut into triangles. This particular design is photographed in a garden with the table set with china filled with fruit, flowers and confections. A feast for the eyes!
The patterns in this book are really another dimension in creating patchwork possibilities. This is a beautiful book!
If anyone knows what Kaffe has done for knitting and needlepoint, you will want to get your hands on this new book ASAP (due out in Fall '97)
Liza Prior Lucy is an expert quilter and she and Kaffe had a wonderful creative time doing this book. (I confess to knowing them so I'm biased...)
They also use Kaffe's new handwoven striped fabrics in many of the projects. He designed these to help an Oxfam project in India.
I'll have an interview with them both about the book when the time comes closer - come and visit my Quilting at the Mining Co. site:
Quilting Guide at the Mining Company
Most recent customer reviews
I'm a big Kaffe Fassett fan, and have a number of his books. After buying this one and reading it TWICE, I discovered that I'd already bought it several years ago and stashed it... Read morePublished on Oct. 30 2010 by susieQ
This is my favorite quilt book - I've spent hours pouring over the delicious pages of this gorgeous book. Fassett is a genius of color design, and his quilt designs are sumptuous. Read morePublished on June 19 2001 by bettiola
If you want color, texture and pattern you need this book. It is NOT a country quilt or traditional pattern book and that is why I love it! Read morePublished on June 21 2000
I had never attempted to quilt as I was always a knitter and still am thanks to Kaffe. One look at the book and I was ready. Stamps and money was my first ever attempt at quilting. Read morePublished on April 12 2000 by Sally Ann Mcneil
The point of this book is not complicated designs, it's what you can do with the simplest block and trinagle patterns. Read morePublished on Dec 30 1999 by Wendy Lewis
I was surprised when I heard Kaffe Fassett was getting involved in patchwork quilting at this late date -- what could he contribute? Nothing, really. Read morePublished on Oct. 29 1999
I bought this book when it first came out and loved the sophisticated use of color and line and the pure joy these quilts impart. Read morePublished on June 26 1999
I, for one, am glad the Mr. Fassett had the sense to hook up with Ms Lucy to produce this fabulous book. Read morePublished on June 26 1999