Kaffe Fassett Quilts Shots and Stripes: 24 New Projects Made with Shot Cottons and Striped Fabrics

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In Kaffe Fassett Quilts Shots and Stripes, quilt master Kaffe Fassett and coauthor Liza Prior Lucy present 24 projects—small and large, beginner and advanced—made with iridescent solid-colored cotton fabrics (called shot cottons) and woven striped cotton fabrics, all photographed in and around his weekend home on England’s southern coast. Inspired by worldwide travels and a plethora of ethnic textiles, including Amish quilts in America, Japanese indigo patched work clothes, and African weavings, the projects ...

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Overview

In Kaffe Fassett Quilts Shots and Stripes, quilt master Kaffe Fassett and coauthor Liza Prior Lucy present 24 projects—small and large, beginner and advanced—made with iridescent solid-colored cotton fabrics (called shot cottons) and woven striped cotton fabrics, all photographed in and around his weekend home on England’s southern coast. Inspired by worldwide travels and a plethora of ethnic textiles, including Amish quilts in America, Japanese indigo patched work clothes, and African weavings, the projects featured include full-size bed quilts as well as smaller pieces that can be completed more quickly, such as throws, wall hangings, table runners, and pillows. With Shots and Stripes, Fassett answers the current call for quilts that make bold graphic statements but are not necessarily as time-consuming as some of the work for which he has been previously celebrated.

Praise for Kaffe Fassett Quilts Shots and Stripes:

“Shot cottons are the latest thing in quilting, Fassett’s a big name, and this is a lovely collection with wide appeal for both traditional and modern quilters.” 
Library Journal

“Kaffe Fassett is a superstar in the world of textiles.” —Craft Gossip
 
“As with all of Kaffe’s books—whether quilting or knitting or needlework—the photos and lay-out are lavish. It is a treat for the senses.” —Getting Stitched on the Farm
 
“Kaffe & Liza did it again! It's amazing to have another pattern book so soon, following . . . Kaffe’s fascinating memoir, Dreaming in Color. Do you really need yet another Kaffe book in your library of quilt books? Why, yes, you do.” —Meg Cox

“Fassett (Dreaming in Color) and Lucy, owner of Glorious Color and Fassett's frequent collaborator, have birthed a book of startling beauty. Beyond producing drooling glances, their book journey’s determinedly yet joyfully through 24 projects, well conceived and with clear instructions.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“If you’re looking for a book with beautiful, inspiring photographs to relax with on the sofa or want some fresh ideas that showcase the rich handwoven fabrics that are on the market today,  Shots and Stripes would be a great addition to your library.” —Thread Bias

“Filled with breathtakingly gorgeous products, the book is meant to inspire and teach at the same time. Best of all? You don’t have to be an expert sewer or experienced quilter to make it through these patterns.”  Life@Home magazine

“Kaffe Fassett and Liza Prior Lucy’s new book is such an explosion of color and shape, it’s like a kaleidoscope; fun and totally mesmerizing.” —Mollie Makes
 
“As in all of Kaffe and Liza’s books, the quilts are beautifully designed; the staging and photography also makes this a book you will be proud to display on your coffee table.” —Quilt Inspiration

“Stunning Quilts, beautiful fabrics, gorgeous photography, Kaffe’s amazing design style—what's not to love?” —Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting magazine
 
“Filled with breathtakingly gorgeous products, the book is meant to inspire and teach at the same time. Best of all? You don’t have to be an expert sewer or experienced quilter to make it through these patterns.” —Life@ Home magazine

 

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Fassett (Dreaming in Color) and Lucy, owner of Glorious Color and Fassett's frequent collaborator, have birthed a book of startling beauty. Beyond producing drooling glances, their book journeys determinedly yet joyfully through 24 projects, well conceived and with clear instructions. Lucy's designs exploit Fassett's famous fabrics -- not his signature florals but his iridescent, solid-colored cottons ("shots") and his Indian-woven cotton stripes. Blocked for an idea, Fassett writes, he would stare at all his stripes "until something occurred to me." What occurred ranges from small (tote, throw, table runner) to large (82" x 85" pieces) and from easy (for African Stripe, Lucy worked with only two fabrics) to complicated (Rosita Zigzag). Fassett's florals flirt from the backsides of quilts with subdued tops, like Korean Log Cabin. Debbie Patterson photographed the projects in smashing settings (Chimney Sweep rests on a stoop, grey paint revealed through red), complemented by snapshots from Fassett's home town of Hastings, England. Templates and basic techniques for handling shots and stripes are included. Fassett's writing is cheerfully intimate; Lucy's design ideas, colorfully respectful. 100 color illustrations. (Mar.)
Library Journal
Fassett (Glorious Patchwork) is known for his use of color—particularly bright, bold color. In this collection, Fassett and longtime collaborator Lucy focus on projects that feature shot cottons (a solid fabric with an iridescent appearance) and woven stripes. Solids give the projects an undeniably modern feel, but the techniques and designs are grounded in traditional quiltmaking. Standouts include the Long Diamonds quilt, which makes interesting use of the striped fabric, and the African Collage quilt, with its playful, colorful triangles. VERDICT Shot cottons are the latest thing in quilting, Fassett's a big name, and this is a lovely collection with wide appeal for both traditional and modern quilters.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617690167
  • Publisher: STC Craft/A Melanie Falick Book
  • Publication date: 2/26/2013
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 543,294
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Kaffe Fassett, widely acknowledged as a visionary in the use of color, is a fabric designer for Rowan Patchwork and the primary knitwear designer for Rowan Yarns. He is the author of 16 books, which have sold over a million copies worldwide, including STC Craft’s Kaffe Fassett’s Simple Shapes, Spectacular Quilts and his biography, Kaffe Fassett: Dreaming in Color. He lives in London. Liza Prior Lucy is an expert quilt maker and the owner of Glorious Color (gloriouscolor.com), a source for fabrics designed by Kaffe Fassett and friends. She works with Fassett on his fabric lines and books. She lives in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

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