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Glorious Patchwork [Hardcover]

Kaffe Fassett Liza Prior Lucy
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5.0 out of 5 stars These are not your grandmother's scrap quilts. Jan. 8 1998
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
While to some this might appear to be a basic how to quilting book, in reality it is a primer on the application of a sophisticated palette to the scrap quilt. Kaffe Fassett is well known for his exuberant use of color, it is that excitement which makes this book so valuable for both advanced and beginning quilters.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great for the beginning quilter but... Oct. 29 1997
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
a major disappointment to me, and I'm an intermediate quilter. I so looked forward to this book as I've worked with Fassett's needlepoint book extensively and used his knitting book for design inspiration many times. I hoped for unique patterns, unique color combinations, and found precious few (2, and vaguely) that met any of those criteria.

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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book so much I bought it twice. Oct. 30 2010
By susieQ
Format:Paperback
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 in my bookshelf. My quilt guild library is now the beneficiary of my memory lapse.

Unlike the quilt patterns in later books by Kaffe Fassett, these ones don't rely entirely on using the Westminster fabrics he designs, so you're much more likely to be inspired to use your stash.

Kaffe's outstanding colour sense is showcased to perfection, and most of the patterns are not too complex.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book for Lovers of Color June 20 2001
Format:Hardcover
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. If you love color, buy this book! (I've made the "Leafy Green" quilt and now I'm working on "Stamps and Money" - great fun!)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Feast For The Eyes! Nov. 3 2000
Format:Hardcover
If you're enthusiastic about the use of color in patchwork, than this is the book for you. There are over 25 different patchwork designs that are pictured and displayed in gorgeous settings. There are no shortage of color photographs and most of the designs are pictured close up and then pictured again being used in the home decor.
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!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for fabric-o-holics! July 6 2000
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
I think this is an absolutely excellent quilting book for anyone who needs a reminder of what one can do with color--I highly recommend it to anyone who is tired of the same old traditional color schemes and the not-so-inventive, often washed-out contemporary ones. When I first skimmed the book I was thrilled because I realized that I DO have a way to work through my huge fabric collection-- especially fabrics I was worried I would never use because they didn't quite "fit" the kinds of patterns I had in mind. Now, I see ways that I can put fabrics together that I would not have considered before. The key to all the patterns in this book is the saturation of colors, whether pastels, earth tones, or deep bright jewel tones, Fasset's favorite. Fasset shows what you can do by NOT contrasting fabrics, but instead by playing with the possibilities of putting three, four, or seventeen different reds, greens or pinks next to each other. What I really like is that Fasset's choice of colors makes wonderful use of simple patchwork designs such that the designs themselves become only a background for new, shimmering combinations of fabrics. There is a quilt based on the mosaic floor of St. Mark's in Venice, one that uses all flowered fabrics that seem to come from old-fasioned tea cups (without ever looking frumpy or frilly) and my favorite, one that uses all variety of greens to create a glowing emerald garden quilt. The book will inspire you to make quilts that don't pretend to be antiques, but will instead enliven a room in a distinctly modern way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Addicted! June 22 2000
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
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! If you're are versed in color, art, interior design and interested in quilting, even a beginner - you must get this book. While there are minimal directions, I did learn the foundation peicing method from this book. Great quality hardcover book and wonderful photographs - can't be beat. I have not found another resource like it yet.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One look and I was hooked.....
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 more
Published on April 12 2000 by Sally Ann Mcneil
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous quilts with simple designs.
The point of this book is not complicated designs, it's what you can do with the simplest block and trinagle patterns. Read more
Published on Dec 30 1999 by Wendy Lewis
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice as an artbook to browse, but nothing new
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 more
Published on Oct. 29 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous colors and designs!
I, for one, am glad the Mr. Fassett had the sense to hook up with Ms Lucy to produce this fabulous book. Read more
Published on June 26 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars Glorious and inspirational use of color make this a must!
The first thing you will notice when you pick up Glorious Patchwork, is the absolutely glorious use of color throughout the book! Read more
Published on June 26 1999 by ~morning-glory~
5.0 out of 5 stars A book you'll come back to time and time again
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 more
Published on June 26 1999
2.0 out of 5 stars Attractive but not original
I adore Fassett's needlepoint and knitting book and like many of his fans couldn't wait to see what he what he do with with a quilt. Saddly, the answer seems to be nothing much. Read more
Published on May 28 1999
2.0 out of 5 stars There's nothing new here!
I was really looking forward to this book and thought there would really be something new inside. Aside from the cover piece, there really isn't anything special there. Read more
Published on Feb. 27 1999
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