Spring Quilt Market 2010: Kaffe Fassett / Liberty Art Fabrics + Book Giveaway

Liberty Art Fabrics: Marleybone

Liberty Art Fabrics: Marleybone

Kaffe Fassett and Liza Prior Lucy were missing from Quilt Market this time, and it wasn’t the same without them! But there was new Kaffe fabric, of course. Marleybone (above) is the second installment in the Liberty Art Fabrics collection — these are prints chosen from the Liberty archives and colored by Kaffe. Learn more about this meeting of the fabric titans on the Sew, Mama, Sew blog.

I’ll feature the new fabrics of the other Kaffe Fassett Collective members (Phillip Jacobs and Brandon Mably) and fellow Rowan designer/kindred spirit Martha Negley later, but I wanted to show you Kaffe’s new prints up close and personal. These are arriving in shops very soon — Marleybone is already available. As always, it’s his reds and warm tones that really resonate with me … see all the colors on the Westminster site, Kaffe’s site, and/or Glorious Color.

{ Radiation in Red }

{ Pencils in Red }

{ Palm Fan in Ochre }

{ Ombre in Green }

{ Line Dance in Red }

Kaffe Fassett and Liza Prior Lucy also have a brand new book out — a stunning volume of 23 new quilt patterns called Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts. The quilts are based on single shapes: squares, rectangles, triangles, diamonds, quarter circles, and circles, and vary in difficulty from dead easy (Stripescape) to mind boggingly difficult (Circle of Stars) but they are all indeed spectacular — and very modern yet classic at the same time.

I have one copy of SSSQ to give away, courtesy STC Craft. Just leave a comment waxing poetic (or just enthusiastic) about the new book or fabrics. I’ll draw the winner randomly next Tuesday, June 29, around 4pm Central U.S. time. You can also join a Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts Quilt-Along, and follow all the stops in the blog tour starting here.


  1. Alissa says:

    Ooh! Can’t wait to read SSSQ and make some of the projects!

  2. mo says:

    I don’t know how he does it, but in every collection he comes out with at least a few of the fabrics take my breath away. “Line Dance” is the one really doing it this time. I can’t wait to see them in person. And I would *love* to win his book. Thanks for the generous giveaway. :)

  3. Donna says:

    I’m in the process of making the Yellow Potpourri quilt from this book and having so much fun with it (Mine is in purple/blue/black/orchid and orange–not an intentional color choice–it just happened when I added the black Plink, black Ppot, scarlet Winding Floral and Red Verbena to an otherwise blah quilt, and wow!). I’d love to win this book, and continue on making more of the quilts–I absolutely love the fabrics and COLOR!

  4. nanann says:

    You know, when I was first introduced to Kaffe Fassett fabrics I didn’t like them — I have no idea what I was thinking! Now I just wish I had more money to keep expanding my collection – I love them so!

  5. Julia says:

    I LOVE that Palm Fan fabric and the Quilt in the bottom left corner of the book = amazing!!!!

  6. Ammie says:

    Wow. The pencils in red are amazing, and the palm fan is stunning. I just picked up another of Fassett’s books and am struck–again–by his rich color and texture combinations. I love the brightness and boldness of this new book. Thanks for showcasing it and offering a copy to a lucky reader. :)

  7. Megan says:

    Just found your website and all I can say is thanks a lot for making me spend hours of my life looking through all of your past posts that do nothing but feed my fabric addiction! I’m sure my husband appreciates it. LOL

    Gorgeous prints and colors and the book looks AMAZING!

  8. Colleen Paton says:

    What a treat this book would be! The colours are eye-catching but the patterns in this book would truly take my quilting to the next level. I find it so difficult to break out away from very traditional quilts to something quite different – the fact that they’ve done just that, using basic shapes in interesting ways – is amazing.

  9. PeachRainbow says:

    Oh Dear, I Love, Love, Love….
    Radiation in Lavender, Yellow and brown;
    Ombre – pastel;
    Line Dance – White;
    Rosette Brown …….Oh… I better stop!
    They are sooooooooooooooo yummy!

  10. Jeannie says:

    So many, many beautiful designs! I love the combinations of colors, too. Spectacular.

  11. Andrea says:

    Kaffe has made the world a better place – his contributions to knitting, quilting, painting… Design! Color! The ability to see patterns everywhere. He has brought a richness to my life, my mother’s life, and the lives of so many others ~ what an amazing gift to us and gift to his own life as well. There is a wonderful children’s book called “Miss Rumphius” that makes me think of Kaffe. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway, and thank you for helping us all to appreciate his many gifts to us.

  12. G.P. Schwerin says:

    Elegant , sophisticated colors combined with simple, smart design in both fabric and quilt. What could be better?

    May I have more please?

  13. Mollie says:

    This looks fantastic! I’m ready to take the next step into quilting… until now I’ve only tried one pattern. You’re making me think it’s time to get my hands on a book!