Kaffe Fassett's Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts: 23 Original Quilt Designs (Hardcover)

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By Kaffe Fassett, Debbie Patterson (By (photographer))
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In Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts, world-renowned quilter Kaffe Fassett demonstrates how basic geometric forms—squares, rectangles, triangles, diamonds, circles, and quarter-circles—found in natural and manmade environments inspire his quilt designs. Twenty-three of his magnificent, inventive quilts—ranging from the relatively simple Tilt, ideal for beginners, to the more complex Circle of Stars, for more advanced stitchers—are showcased in the book, along with step-by-step instructions for making each one.
 
Along the way, Fassett also offers over a hundred photos of geometric inspiration from around the world—everything from triangular watermelon slices, to rectangular sheets of metal on African scrap dwellings, to lollipop-shaped topiary trees in Japan. In the accompanying text, Fassett reveals how he experiences the colors and basic shapes around him, how we can train our own eyes to see this rewarding source of creativity, and how we can, just as he does, combine striking fabrics with simple shapes to create our own spectacular quilt designs.

Also available from Kaffe Fassett: Kaffe Fassett's Bold Blooms, Kaffe Fassett: Dreaming in Color, and Kaffe Fassett Quilts Shots and Stripes.
 

About the Author


Kaffe Fassett is a world-renowned artist, textile designer, and author. His work has been exhibited at museums worldwide, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He is a fabric designer for Rowan Patchwork and Quilting, the primary knitwear designer for Rowan Yarns, and the author of 15 books, including Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts, Bold Blooms, and Dreaming in Color. He lives in London.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781584798378
ISBN-10: 1584798378
Publisher: STC Craft/A Melanie Falick Book
Publication Date: March 1st, 2010
Pages: 192
Language: English