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Glorious Patchwork

4.32 of 5 stars 4.32  ·  rating details  ·  107 ratings  ·  11 reviews
The landmark quilting book from a modern-day quilting legend.
For more than two decades, Kaffe Fassett's sumptuously textured, vibrantly colored designs have thrilled readers and inspired them to pile on color and break the rules. In "Glorious Patchwork"--one of his most spectacular and original books--Kaffe presents more than 25 designs that draw on the essence of his col
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published September 30th 1997 by Clarkson Potter (first published September 25th 1997)
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May 18, 2010 Lobstergirl rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Bobby Jindal
Shelves: own, reference
I'm not a quilter or a sewer (except when I have to sew on a button or something) and I've never made any of these. Some of the designs could be used as inspirations for kitting, which is probably why I bought it. There is no one better than Fassett at seeing images and patterns in the world and translating them into knits, e.g., the nails and screws displayed in small boxes in a Vietnam market on p. 6. The Roman Blocks quilt on p. 36 is incredible and if I saw it in a store I would probably ste ...more
This volume, while not new, is not out-of-date in any way. It features a number of Kaffe Fasset's quilts that demonstrate that more can be more. His designs are simple enough for any mid-level quilter or new quilter to handle. The true inspirtion for me lies in Fassett's wonderous use of color and value. The book inspires me to make similar quilts, but also provides inspiration for use of that fabric stash that has accumulated, waiting to be turned into a treasure. Since some of my stash is agin ...more
The cover page alone is very inspiring, and the design is so doable as explained. That goes for other designs ideas as well. I love the world of Mr. Fassett.
Little Bricks Baby Quilt (with castoff shirts)
Burgundy Tents (maybe with the zoo littles)
Feb 26, 2009 Kris rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: sewing
Kaffe Fassett is a visionary when it comes to color. He sees things through different eyes. While some of his color combinations and business of the quilt tops could be offensive to some, I think that one has to see the brilliance of his work. I can look at this book over and over and come away with something new each and every time. For that I consider it a treasure. If you sew or love fabric this is one not to miss.
Denise Kettering
The pictures in this book are beautiful and the use of color as part of the design was wonderful. As someone new to quilting, however, the patterns were a bit beyond my capabilities. It may be a book I return to later rather than use now.
I love looking at Kaffe Fassett's quilts but have never tried making one. The colors are often too gaudy for my tastes if I think about having them in my home. I love looking at them though. In this book and in Quilt stores they are beautiful.
Jun 14, 2010 Relyn rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: quilters and artists
Recommended to Relyn by: Jane Brocket
Kaffe Fassett never disappoints. His books are a treat for the eyes whether you quilt or not. WOW!
Brought this with me to the workshop at the MFA Boston on 5/1/2005; Kaffe also kindly autographed this one!
I love the mix of colors and patterns in this book.
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