Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in Italy: 20 Designs from Rowan for Patchwork and Quilting

Kaffe Fassett. Taunton, $27.95 (152p) ISBN 978-1-63186-708-8
Quilters and armchair travelers will appreciate the latest offering from textile designer and quilter Fassett, in which vibrant, colorful quilts are photographed among beautifully quaint scenes from five fishing villages along the Italian Rivera. In these seductive photographs, quilts drape over, lie atop, and depend down from the sea walls, foundations, and balconies of the villages. The 20 quilts redefine traditional patterns—rail fences, tumbling blocks, columns, Dresden plates—with bright fabrics, front and back. The book’s first part presents a rotogravure of the quilts in the villages. The second offers assembly diagrams, with tips for the average quilter. At the end are templates, brief general instructions, and a glossary. The vivid photos of the quilts amid their source of inspiration will get quilters’ creative juices flowing. Color photos. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 09/05/2016
Release date: 08/01/2016
Genre: Nonfiction
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