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Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in the Sun: 20 Designs from Rowan for Patchwork and Quilting Paperback – October 9, 2007


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Taunton Press (October 9, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561589918
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561589913
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #229,076 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

"Color and pattern are my obsessions, and playing with them in different mediums leads to a stimulating life." Kaffe Fassett enjoys worldwide artistic recognition for his visionary, organic and instinctive uses of color and pattern inspired by centuries of decorative arts and the compelling world of nature. He is the first textile designer to be given a one-person show at both the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. He also is a leading fabric designer for Rowan Patchwork and Quilting and the leading knitwear designer for Rowan Yarns. Born and raised in San Francisco, Kaffe moved to London to Paint at the age of 19. He became a permanent London resident in 1964 and from London, travels, exhibits and teaches around the world.


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Kaffe Fassett, an accomplished painter and designer of textiles, is widely acknowledged as a visionary in the use of color. In 1988 he was the first living textile designer to be given a one-person show at the V&A in London, where he lives. He is a fabric designer for Rowan Patchwork and Quilting and the primary knitwear designer for Rowan Yarns.

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Kaffe Fassett is amazing.
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Even if you don't quilt, you will enjoy just looking at this colorful book.
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I want to make all the quilts with his designs.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Joseph R. Wilcox on January 7, 2008
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This one is the nicest of Kaffe's quilting books yet so far. There are 20 quilt designs for all levels of technical ability and they all use Kaffe's fabrics in spectacular ways.

The photography and printing quality of the book allow this to be one of the most functionally usable quilt books I own. I am again inspired to take up my rotary cutting wheel and start piecing.

The graphics and instructions are clear and well diagrammed. I wouldn't have changed a thing.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Kaye Balchin on January 6, 2008
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Kaffe Fassett and his colour sense is fantastic. Yet again another wonderful vibrant selection of quilts using his distinctive designs and colour ways. I have been fortunate enough to attend a lecture by this artist and his books only give a hint of his ideas and inspirations. Quilts in the Sun ,are as always, photographed so well and leave you wanting to see more. Follow his advise and use colour as does nature, it is all around us and what a better canvas than a quilt. Enjoy.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mary Bellis Williams on November 8, 2007
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This is still another book of gorgeous quilts from Kaffe Fassett and Rowen. Of course, they show them in Fassett's own fabrics, but you can use the designs and templates and make your own entirely original creations.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Jillian Harris on November 12, 2007
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This a visually beautiful book even if one was not a quilter,Kaffe has a wonderful sense of colour and it gives one great ideas of blending fabrics together and blending, you can use these ideas with other fabrics. to create the Look.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dana L. Veach on April 12, 2008
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Few designers have the eye for the daring color and riotous pattern combinations found in Fassett's work, and the sun-splashed glory in these photographs makes for a delicious visual feast. For the more conservative...and even beginning quilter, the patterns are doable in other fabric choices. This is a book to set the creative juices bubbling.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Virginia J. Dalton on October 8, 2009
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This book arrived in like new shape. The designs are not too complicated and the instructions easy to follow.
Thank you Kaffe for sharing your beautiful quilts.Order it you will love it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By irismary on July 20, 2014
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I find his quilts so colorful and the instructions are so easy to follow, I love his quilts
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Even if you don't quilt, you will enjoy just looking at this colorful book. It inspires by the juxtaposition of colors, sizes of prints and overall design. I own all his books, and I enjoy the inspiration I receive every time I open his books.
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