Title: Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in Sweden: Twenty Designs from Rowan for Patchwork and Quilting
Skansen Museum in Stockholm – the oldest open-air museum in the world – is the fascinating location Kaffe has chosen to display his latest collection of quilts. The colourful wooden farmsteads and the grand town houses with their exquisitely painted and stenciled interiors, furnished with pottery and textiles of the period, make a brilliant setting for the quilts. Photographer Debbie Patterson has captured the mood of Skansen, with each quilt
placed in its perfect setting.
The quilts in this collection focus on sensational colour stories that add intrigue to the simple layouts. The quilt designers have chosen to mix new colourways of favourite old fabric designs with the vibrant new ones from Kaffe and Brandon Mably, together with
Philip Jacobs’ sublime florals. Kaffe often designs fabric knowing how he would like to use it and how it will look when cut up. He has used Serape, his exciting new striped fabric, to great effect, creating simple graphic quilts with colours that sing out joyfully. Corienne Kramer makes her debut with a stunning quilt, Honeysuckle Afternoons, in which large-scale prints in mellow shades are framed by borders of Kaffe’s new dotty stripe, Ombre,
interspersed with delightful stars of shot cotton.
This time the special feature is on Kaffe himself. It tells how he goes about creating his quilts, working closely with Pauline Smith. Photographs, accompanied by text and quotes from Kaffe, illustrate the various stages of quilt construction, showing the fabric choices and the changes made during the design process. A great opportunity to learn how the master does it!
Each quilt is accompanied by a full reference shot with detailed written instructions, coloured piecing diagrams, templates and a tips and techniques section, covering all the piecing methods used. No. of pages:
280 x 220mmColour type:
Milner Craft SeriesImprint:
Sally Milner PublishingISBN:
978 1 86351 423 1RRP:
The fabrics, Feature Pauline Smith – Working with Kaffe
Patchwork images – Dark Windows Quilt, Rattan Squares Quilt, Parquet Quilt, Crosses Quilt, Sunlight in the Forest Quilt, Dark Kites Quilt, Imari Plate Quilt, Beach Quilt, Barcode Quilt, Striped City Quilt, Regatta Quilt, Vintage Quilt, Shells Quilt, Headlights Quilt, Romantic Shawl Quilt, Illuminated Lattice Quilt, Honeysuckle Afternoons Quilt, Diagonal Pathways Quilt, Reflecting Pool Quilt, Seahorse Quilt.
Quilt Assembly instructions – Barcode Quilt, Seahorse Quilt, Striped City Quilt, Regatta Quilt, Beach Quilt, Illuminated Lattice Quilt, Romantic Shawl Quilt, Imari Plate Quilt, Vintage Quilt, Honeysuckle Afternoons Quilt, Dark Windows Quilt, Rattan Squares Quilt, and Sunlight in the Forest Quilt, Parquet Quilt, Shells Quilt, Dark Kites Quilt, Crosses Quilt, Diagonal Pathways Quilt, Reflecting Pool Quilt, and Headlights Quilt.
Patchwork Know how
Introduction, The fabrics, Feature Pauline Smith – Working with Kaffe Patchwork images – Dark Windows Quilt, Rattan Squares Quilt, Parquet Quilt, Crosses Quilt, Sunlight in the Forest Quilt, Dark Kites Quilt, Imari Plate Quilt, Beach Quilt, Barcode Quilt,