Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts by Kaffe Fassett with Liza Prior Lucy
In Kaffe Fassett’s Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts, world-renowned quilter Kaffe Fassett demonstrates how basic geometric forms-squares, rectangles, triangles, diamonds, circles and quarter-circles-found in natural and manmade environments inspire his quilt designs. Twenty-three of his magnificent, inventive quilts ranging from the relatively simple Tilt, ideal for beginners, to the more complex Circle of Stars, for more advanced stickers-are showcased in the book, along with step-by-step instructions for making each one.
Along the way, Fasset also offers over a hundred photographs of geometrics inspirations from around the world-everything from triangular watermelon slices, to rectangular sheets of corrugated metal on African scrap dwellings, to lollipop-shaped topiary trees in Japan. In the accompanying text, Fassett reveals how he experiences the colors and basic shapes around him, how we can train our own eyes to see this rewarding source of creativity, and how we can, just as he does, combine striking fabrics with simple shapes to create our own spectacular quilt designs.
Author: Kaffe Fassett
Paperback: 192 Pages
Published by: STC Craft