After completing his first, highly succesful quilt book, Kaffe's interest in patchwork continued and he expanded his enthusiastic involvement in the craft by beginning to design his own patchwork fabrics. With this collection Kaffe has seized the opportunity to delve more deeply into the intricate arrangement of geometric patches and interesting prints - occasionally incorporating his own stunning fabric designs. The twenty new designs include full-size quilts, tablecloths, cushion covers and baby quilts, all in exciting saturated colour schemes so characteristic of Kaffe's renowned work. Chapters explore the use of the building blocks of circles, squares diamonds and triangles and an elegant mixture of colours and prints give each of the designs in this new collection a unique and subtle energy. As ever, Kaffe's creations illustrate how awe-inspiring and breathtaking the decorative crafts can be. There are detailed instructions and simple, coloured piecing diagrams for each patchwork. Templates for tracing are included at the back of the book. And for those new to patchwork, the necessary basic start-to-finish directions are given in a special chapter.
Kaffe Fassett has attracted huge audiences worldwide to the knitting and needlepoint crafts. A bestselling author, he has also presented his own TV series, Glorious Colour, and a major exhibition of his work has travelled the world after forming the first one-man show of a living textile artist ever to show at the V&A in London. Kaffe also designs wallpapers and fabrics for companies such as Designers Guild. Liza Prior Lucy is a quilt, needlepoint and knitting designer with many years' experience. For some years she ran her own business selling knitting yarns and hand-painted needlepoint. Her work includes numerous high-profile commissions such as a needlepoint chair presented to Prince William by President and Mrs Regan. For eight years Liza has turned her attention and considerable energy to patchwork, a craft she has long enjoyed, and her involvement has most notably included work with Vogue-Butterick and Bernina on a patchwork book and TV series.