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In Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts
, world-renowned quilter Kaffe Fassett demonstrates how basic geometric formsand#151;squares, rectangles, triangles, diamonds, circles, and quarter-circlesand#151;foundand#160;in natural and manmade environments inspireand#160;his quilt designs. Twenty-three of his magnificent, inventive quiltsand#151;ranging from the relatively simple Tilt, ideal for beginners, to the more complex Circle of Stars, for more advanced stitchersand#151;are showcased in the book, along with step-by-step instructions for making each one.
Along the way,and#160;Fassett alsoand#160;offers over a hundred photosand#160;of geometric inspiration from around the worldand#151;everything from triangular watermelon slices, to rectangular sheets of metal on African scrap dwellings, to lollipop-shaped topiary trees in Japan. In the accompanying text,and#160;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.
World-renowned quilter Fassett demonstrates how basic geometric forms--squares, rectangles, triangles, diamonds, circles, and quarter-circles--inspire his quilt designs. Twenty-three of his inventive quilts are showcased, along with step-by-step instructions for making each one.
About the Author
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 VandA in London, where he lives. He is a fabric designer for Rowan Patchwork and Quilting and the primary knitwear designer for Rowan Yarns. Thisand#160;is his fourteenth book. Liza Prior Lucy is an expert quiltmaker and the owner of Glorious Color, a source for fabrics designed by Kaffe Fassett and friends.