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Passionate Patchwork: Over 20 Original Quilt Designs

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Quilting patterns by renowned designer Kaffe Fassett--all innovative and artfully arranged, with a wealth of variations.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published August 15th 2003 by Taunton Press (first published August 12th 2001)
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heidi
Oct 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library, paper, craft
Did you know that "Kaffe Fassett" rhymes with "safe asset"? Neither did I until today. I share this because I've been saying it wrong for years. Anyway!

This is a collection of 20 quilts, some of them in 2-3 different colorways to give you some ideas of what you can do. I looooove Fassett's sense of color, movement, and play. I love his honesty about the fact that he doesn't do the sewing himself, and he gives a lot of credit to his collaborator for how the quilts turn out. That said, his unique
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Joanna
Apr 03, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sewing-quilting
This is the book that made me want to learn to quilt when I stumbled across a copy from the library. Most of Kaffe Fassett's quilts are far from boring in either color or design, and the artist in me found that very appealing. My favorite quilts in this book are "Pastel Bubbles," "Gypsy Garden," "Moody Blues," "Nona," "Squares Window Blind" (I made this one and I love it--super-easy, and a certain amount of carefree sloppiness was encouraged), "Wedding Quilt," "Pinwheel Tablecloth," and "Shirt-S ...more
Velvetink
Library Borrow;
Amazing designs and patterns. Too hard for me but beautiful to look at.
Sally
Feb 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: patchworkers
Shelves: patchwork
Another of Kaffe Fassett's inspirational quilt books featuring his 'saturated colour schemes' (wonderful description!) I really liked the applique 'Hat Boxes' and 'Rice Bowls'. There's also an unusual use of shirt-stripe fabric in a design of odd-shaped boxes. And I loved the 'Delft Baskets' pattern of a wallhanging in inky blue and white prints juxtaposed by a collection of blue-and-white ceramics
Emmaj
Apr 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
My favorite Kaffe book - I've made many of these quilts.
Anita Peluso
Aug 29, 2008 rated it really liked it
My favorite Kaffe book to sew from. Many of the quilts use more fabrics than just his own and gave me a better sense of his style without having to copy with the use of his fabrics.
Judi
Oct 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reference
Purchased at a workshop at the MFA Boston presented by Kaffe. He kindly autographed the book and stood for a couple of pics as well.
Ginny
Jun 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
This gave me great ideas for what to do with some antique blocks I've had for a while.
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