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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 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Ably written for needlecraft enthusiasts by the renowned decorative artist Kaffe Fassett, Passionate Patchwork is a detailed do-it-yourself guide to home-style needlework projects... Read morePublished on Dec 7 2003 by Midwest Book Review
This is a MUST HAVE BOOK - just a beautiful book. E-Z quilts - but the color and drama makes each quilt look - over the top. The Hat Box Quilt is just out of this world!!! Read morePublished on July 11 2003 by Mary H.L. Prunier
Fassett's recipes for quilt color are fabulous. I've spent many enjoyable hours studying how he uses color, matching brights and muted colors, to develop some wonderful results. Read morePublished on Jan. 20 2003
To me the best thing about this book was the cover. I was not inspired by the quilts included in the book. They seemed to have no design. Read morePublished on July 7 2002
This is the only quilting book you'll ever need ! Beautiful use of color, enless possibilities to create your own ! Will buy his books on knitting and needlepoint. Read morePublished on Dec 26 2001
Kaffe did wonders for the knitting world, teaching knitters how to "paint" with yarns. In fact, the Kaffe Fassett sweater I knitted my husband has to be the peak of my... Read morePublished on Sept. 16 2001 by Kevin Parker