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    Kaffe Fassett's V&A Quilts: 23 Beautiful Patchworks Inspired by the Victoria and Albert Museum (Hardback) By (author) Kaffe Fassett

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    DescriptionIn this dazzling book, Kaffe Fassett presents 23 new patchwork designs all inspired by treasures from London's world-famous decorative arts museum. Kaffe breathes new life into old masterpieces by updating the colourways and employing, where necessary, new patchwork techniques. The designs fall loosely into three separate groups. The utility quilts employ large simple patch shapes cut from charming prints; the traditional pieces encompass popular heritage patchwork formats, reborn here in fresh modern colours; and the irresistible showpiece designs incorporate applique- to create dazzling showstoppers. Kaffe's fabric sources include his own ever-expanding fabric collection, reproduction vintage prints, antique scraps, contemporary quilting prints of every description and toile de jouy. The designs are easily accessible to today's quilters, with Kaffe's sympathetic interpretations echoing the magic of the originals but employing contemporary techniques. This book is an inspiration.

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    Kaffe Fassett's V&A Quilts
    23 Beautiful Patchworks Inspired by the Victoria and Albert Museum
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kaffe Fassett
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 226 mm
    Height: 283 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 952 g
    ISBN 13: 9780091898298
    ISBN 10: 0091898293

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    BIC E4L: CRA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15800
    DC22: 746.46043
    BIC subject category V2: WFBQ
    BISAC V2.8: CRA026000, CRA031000
    Illustrations note
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Ebury Press
    Publication date
    15 September 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Kaffe Fassett has attracted huge audiences worldwide to the knitting and needlepoint crafts. A bestselling author, he has also presented his own TV series, Glorious Colour, and a major exhibition of his work travelled the world after forming the first one-man show of a living textile artist ever to show at the V&A in London. Kaffe also designs wallpapers and fabrics for companies such as Designers Guild and Rowan. His wonderful website can be found at www.kaffefassett.com.
    Review quote
    "'Fassett injects tremendous style, and a brilliant palette of colour, into the art of quilting. The designs are so stunning you can't wait to try it for yourself'" Publishing News "'This is no shy historic book on old quilt making - the main thrust is to inspire quilt makers to delve fearlessly into the sensual world of colour and pattern to create their own personal quilts.'" Kaffe Fassett