Kaffe Fassett's V&A Quilts: 23 Beautiful Patchworks Inspired by the Victoria and Albert Museum

Kaffe Fassett's V&A Quilts: 23 Beautiful Patchworks Inspired by the Victoria and Albert Museum


By (author) Kaffe Fassett

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  • Publisher: Ebury Press
  • Format: Hardback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 224mm x 278mm x 18mm | 939g
  • Publication date: 15 September 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0091898293
  • ISBN 13: 9780091898298
  • Illustrations note: 160
  • Sales rank: 38,950

Product description

In 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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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.

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"'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