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Kaffe Fassett's Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts: 23 Original Quilt Designs
In Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts, world-renowned quilter Kaffe Fassett demonstrates how basic geometric forms—squares, rectangles, triangles, diamonds, circles, and quarter-circles—foundin natural and manmade environments inspirehis quilt designs. Twenty-three of his magnificent, inventive quilts—ranging from the relatively simple Tilt, ideal for beginners, to the more ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by STC Craft/A Melanie Falick Book
(first published 2010)
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I'm not a huge Kaffe Fassett fan, but I've read all of his books because I pick up any new quilting book at the library and someone at our library that does the ordering obviously loves him. This is my favorite of his so far. It isn't just a museum coffee table sort of book like a lot of the others, but actually has quite a few patterns and the patterns are inspired by the shapes seen in architecture and decor with lots of pictures of the quilts and the inspiration pieces. There is also a basics ...more
The pictures of his quilts are stunning. Stunning. Personally, this doesn't help me much as a follow-the-pattern type book, simply because without his fabrics, what I made could never look the same. Which is fine, it's why we all make quilts, but I enjoy looking at his, and that's prety much enough for me. Didn't look at the directions too closely, but they looked a bit confusing. Much include which of his fabric lines to use, which is fine, and would help those who truly want to duplicate what ...more
Kaffe Fassett and Lucy Prior have collaborated on a new hardcover about color, fabric, and quilts. This team just keeps getting better and better. This book has brilliant new designs plucked from photos of art, architecture, nature and unique reimaginings of cloth piecing. This man and his team bowl me over routinely, but he's really taken my breath away--again. Amazingly productive, Fassett is one gifted man.
True, I mostly read this one for the pictures, but I'm in active idea-gathering mode right now. I saw a couple of ideas with diamonds that I really like. I wish I could tell the person writing the copy to tone down the flowery language, though; from time to time, I felt the urge to have dramatic readings of the text.