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

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

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By (author) Kaffe Fassett

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  • Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 239mm x 264mm x 25mm | 1,157g
  • Publication date: 2 March 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1584798378
  • ISBN 13: 9781584798378
  • Illustrations note: 225 colour photographs; 23 projects
  • Sales rank: 3,841

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"In Kaffe Fassett's 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. This is evident in the 23 magnificent, inventive quilts showcased in this book and step-by-step instructions are provided for 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 corrugated metal on African scrap dwellings, to lollipop-shaped topiary trees in Japan. In the accompanying text, Fassett reveals how he experiences the colours 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.

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Kaffe Fassett, an accomplished painter and designer of textiles, is widely acknowledged as a visionary in the use of color. In 1988 he was the first living textile designer to be given a one-person show at the V&A in London, where he lives. He is a fabric designer for Rowan Patchwork and Quilting and the primary knitwear designer for Rowan Yarns. This is his fourteenth book. Liza Prior Lucy is an expert quiltmaker and the owner of Glorious Color, a source for fabrics designed by Kaffe Fassett and friends.