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Passionate Patchwork: Over 20 Original Quilt Designs Paperback – August 15, 2003
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However my chief complaint, which keeps it from getting 5 stars, is that in a world made easy with strip piecing, all of the patterns are presented with templates. An experienced quilter will be able to adapt the patterns to rotary cutting, but why torture a beginning quilter? So I must disagree with the earlier reviewer who felt this was the only quilting book one would ever need. Instead, it should be looked at as a fabulous addition to a diverse quilting library.
That said, I am very inspired by the quilts in this book and have my sights set on making the Suzani quilt soon. I'm off to get that chartreuse fabric now...
Fassett's patchwork interpretations are wonderful, but, as always, it's the rich color combinations that make his work so enjoyable. Some of my favorites are: the Gypsy Garden Quilt in lush reds and greens; the Moody Blues Quilt is rich in jewel tones; the Japanese Brocades quilt is a garden of large and small muted flowers; the Hat Boxes Quilt has 36 different boxes, each made up in a different flora pattern; Nona's Quilt, which Fassett patterned after an embroidery piece that had been a gift from his grandmother, is done in a geometric design of yellows, pinks, lavender and greens. Fassett says that the original piece had been stolen from him and he did the design from memory. I believe my overall favorite is the Haitian Fonthill Quilt. It's an angled quilt done in rich vibrant colors and bordered with purple and lavender flowers.
I also enjoyed several quilts that were a combination of old and new. The authors purchased old bundles of patchwork blocks and put them together with new material and made quilts. Those quilts are featured in the introduction to the book and are called: Medallion Circles, Granny's Flower Garden and String Stars. Kaffe spoke of attending a quilt festival where vendors "bring old patchwork tops or just bundles of blocks that were meticulously sewn together to become part of someone's bright idea for a quilt. Either the creator of these died, or just got distracted.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Mr. Fassett has beatiful eye for color, design, opens up your eyes for quilting. But I am not a pro at quilting his designs. Too much detail for me.Although I'd love to learn.Published 3 months ago by Abby
Gorgeous photography and instructions for these quilts; I love the bright colors and patterns of Kaffe Fassett and have several of his books.Published 5 months ago by kim
Loaned my original book to a friend, and needed one for someone else. Love this book!Published 9 months ago by JohnSyl
Any book by Kaffe Fassett is amazing no matter what the craft is about. Kaffe is the greatest designer for quilts, painting, fabrics and has the ability to let you really do know... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Patricia Yeakley