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Kaffe Fassett's Heirloom Quilts in America Book

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of his highly successful series of patchwork and quilting books, Kaffe Fassett has returned to his American roots. Using the wonderful collection of American vintage quilts in Britain's American Museum in Bath as his inspiration, Kaffe has chosen 18 very different quilts as the basis for his 20 new designs in this book, featuring both his latest fabrics and his much-loved classics, mostly from the Kaffe Fassett Collective but also his very latest collection of Artisan fabrics.In a special introductory section, this book features the original quilts that inspired Kaffe, and tells the reader something about their provenance. While the oringal quilts are beautiful in their own right, Kaffe's interpretation of the originals is exquisite, with quilt designs that demonstrate his vivid and unique color combinations to perfection. Familiar block patterns used in the original quilts, such as Tumbling Blocks, Starburst, and Log Cabins, take on fresh new meaning in Kaffe's re-created designs with their vibrant, but subtle, color harmonies. In addition to a wonderful photographic gallery of the quilts themselves, shot in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the book contains full step-by-step piecing instructions with detailed diagrams. It also contains a section on patchwork and quilting basics.