Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in the Sun


This book was my latest treat and a treat it is – the pictures are stunning. I don’t need another quilt book, but I couldn’t resist this one.

In the first section Fassett writes about the two themes of the quilts (triangles and framing colour or print). The first image below is one of the triangle quilts, the next is framing colour and the third framing print.

Goes Around Comes Around

Earthy Frames

Sunny Frames

And in the second section he discusses the source of his inspiration. For example, one design was derived from a porcelain box.

I’d really like to do something like the Earthy Frames or Sunny Frames (see images above). Possibly using my Japanese Fabric or maybe all of my nursery prints.

The Jane’s Diamonds quilt is lovely (and I am a keen Jane Austen fan – check out my crosswords), but I don’t think I’m up to cutting all of the diamonds.


The Brick Bracket Medallion looks fabulous too – I like the way one border seems to overlap another.


Then there is an essay from Amy Butler – a bit of a biography and then some information about her sources.

And then there are detailed patterns for 20 quilts (with a star rating – for example the Brick Bracket Medallion is one star), a technical patchwork section, a glossary and brief biographies of all of the contributers.

I think this book is great and I definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in quilting. More for the inspiration than the quilting know-how. The way the colours and shapes are combined is divine.


Filed under Book Review, Inspiration

2 Responses to Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in the Sun

  1. I just brought my first Fassett book too, Quilt Road. *sigh* inspiration and eye candy, perfect!

  2. SewWitty

    They’re just beautiful – and even if I never make anything out of them, I can use it as a lovely coffee table book!

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