Kaffe Fassett has succeeded in finding the perfect location for his new collection of quilts, featuring a combination of new fabric designs as well as his classics in only the way he can choose. This book is set In the medieval English village of Lavenham in Suffolk, where the 19 quilts in this book are set off against the ancient half-timbered Tudor houses.
Included in this set of new designs are many very special ones by Kaffe and several by co-designer, Liza Prior Lucy. Kaffe’s Starry Night, featured on the cover, fussy cuts some of his gorgeous florals to great effect, setting them off by surrounding stars in his Shot Cottons. Shards translates the traditional Broken Dishes design into deliciously soft and subtle pastels prints, shown off to perfection against the pale plaster and weathered timbers of the Lavenham houses. In a quite different vein, the boldly contrasting background stripes in black and white fabric in Blooming Columns make a dramatic contrast to the huge fussy-cut flowers appliquéd onto it.
The book features quilts for all skill levels, from beginners to advanced. Shaded Squares is one such lovely quilt for first timers, with its cleverly shaded squares each made up from two large triangles, one plain and one striped in Kaffe's Shot Cotton and Wide Stripe fabrics. Find a how to section, glossary and fully illustrated, step by step instructions for each quilt.