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. Amy says:

    Those colors are simply mouth watering. Love!

  2. Tricia says:

    Poetic? I’m tongue-tied. Dumbstruck! Such loveliness.

  3. Susana says:

    Those palm fans! And the red, red line dance. Never mind quilting, I think I want a skirt or three. The book looks to be great. Thanks for the chance!

  4. Marianne says:

    I am so unable to wax poetic but I can admit to be a Kaffe junkie. I made a queen size bedquilt in just his reds that i adore. I would love a chance to get this latest book!

  5. kimberj says:

    I wanted this book so badly that I bought it then budget guilt made me return it :( I love his books and I love the new fabrics! I would love to win this goodie :)

  6. Jennifer E says:

    LOVE the colors! The book looks amazing, I look forward to reading it!

  7. KerryQ says:

    The pencil fabrics are fab! I’m envisioning some back to school goodies made out of those!

  8. Barbara says:

    What great fabric and Wonderful book. I’d love to own it.

  9. Punkinhead says:

    This is JUST what I need! I have fabric… piles and piles of new and old (LOVE Kaffe!), but I need patterns and instructions and inspiration to guide me. :) Thanks for the sneak peek and the giveaway!

  10. Sam E. says:

    I love these fabrics so much! If only I weren’t on an austerity plan I would buy the fabrics and the book immediately. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Cindy says:

    Kaffe always ends up being the fabric that brings a lot of my projects together. Love it!!

  12. chris says:

    i have been a huge fan of Kaffe, ever since i started out as a knitter years ago. now that i am quilting i can’t believe his eye for mixing color and prints together, it’s all so inspiring. and i love this new line !!

  13. Dana says:

    I just love all of Kaffe’s stuff, I’m trying to make a quilt with his fabric, but just can’t cut it, too beautiful. I’ve been drooling over that book since I caught my first glimpse.

  14. Heather Crowe says:

    Love the pencils so much! So so cute!

  15. Dee says:

    The world would be a much more drab place without Kaffe and his glorious creations!

  16. Sarah says:

    Must. have. ombre. !!

  17. Julie in WA says:

    I checked this book out from the library and was in awe at every turn of the page! It would be amazing to own a copy.

  18. Chelsea says:

    I am not very confident with color, but looking at this makes me want to experiment!

  19. MzTallulah says:

    Kaffe + Liberty = my wildest dream come true. Enough said. Off to place an order ;o)

  20. Sharon says:

    Omg — I am always in total awe of the non-stop creativity KF brings to all

  21. Cathie says:

    Absolutely inspiring colors. Perfect for summer!

  22. Mimi says:

    Stunning work! I especially like Radiation in Red and Pencils in Red. Very inspiring!

  23. Jenny G. says:

    I can’t wait to get to flip through this book! And Kaffe’s fabrics are always fantastic!

  24. Catherine says:

    The book looks fantastic–I would love to own a copy for daily browsing.

  25. Beth says:

    WOW!!! More glorious fabric from Kaffe. And another quilt book. I love it!!!

  26. Patty says:

    Purple,red,blue,yellow & green,
    Kaffe’s fabrics are the prettiest I’ve seen.

  27. Lisa T says:

    The quilts on the cover of the book are beautifu. I especially love the quilt made of circular elements in the lower right hand corner.

  28. Bettina says:

    I was fortunate enough to recently visit the V&A Quilt exhibition in London and also to see some of Kaffe Fassets quilts there. The combination of his colour sense and the Liberty designs is just wonderful- It inspired me to start quilting last month- the book would be a brilliant first in my (so far non-existent) quilting library!

  29. Lorre says:

    I love all of Kaffe’s design but especially the larger scale prints which really look amazing in simpler quilt patterns like the designs in this book – I would just love to have a copy :)

  30. Alice says:

    The new Fassett fabrics makes my heart go pitter patter. I will surely swoon once I see it in person.

  31. Stephanie says:

    Love the idea of taking classic designs and updating the colors. Really the best of two wonderful design houses. Beautiful.

  32. Maureen says:

    The Kaffe Fasset fabrics are to die for. I would love to have a copy of this book.

  33. Tracey says:

    I would simply be dreaming in color to win this amazing giveaway…and I’d be a huge step closer to realizing my resolution of making my first quilt this year!

  34. I love his books. They are so inspirational.

  35. Suse says:

    Those colours are amazing and I just love Liberty.

  36. Fulvia says:

    Simple geometric shapes, stunning fabric choices, remarkable quilts. I would love to win this book. Thanks so much.

  37. Cathy says:

    The bright colors, the beautiful historic designs, the softness of the fabric and one of the most gorgeous and inspiring quilt books–how can one not smile when viewing Kaffe’s fabrics and quilts. Winning this give away would make me continue to smile for a very long, long time!

  38. Liza says:

    We have all these products in stock now. We also have the newest collections from Brandon Mably and Philip Jacobs.

  39. Marsy says:

    I borrowed the book from teh library, and only returned it in the face of extensive fines, and so that some other quilter would have a chance to ooohh and ahhh. I would love to have my own copy!

  40. Rudy says:

    Oh, How I would LURVE that book. I am always inspired by non-traditional quilting. I love how freeing and creative it can be. Sure would be fun.

  41. Sarah M says:

    Wow – look at those Kaffe colors! I am collecting various KF fabrics as I can, possibly for a big crazy quilt. But I’d be willing to go a different way!

  42. Ravenhill says:

    I adore everything Kaffe does. His fabrics are amazing and these are so tantalizing with the fresh colors and eyepopping designs. His book looks so interesting…Oh, please pick me!!!

  43. Mitzi says:

    Those fabrics are just fantastic! Oh fingers crossed that I win that book. I also adore this blog.

  44. Liz says:

    Can’t wait to add this book to my Kaffe collection. Always way beyond inspiring.

  45. Margaret says:

    The concept of one simple geometric shape interpreted with Kaffe Collective fabrics is wonderful. Hope I win this book. I have checked frequently to see if you were going to reschedule since you were out-of-pocket around the date of the tour stop for your blog. Glad you are doing better. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  46. Marcia says:

    I have pieces of beautiful Kaffe fabric that I just do not want to cut. Winning this book would motivate me to do something with them!

  47. Dianne Giles says:

    Being new to quilting, I have just recently discovered Kaffe’s books & fabrics and has shown me how deficient my quilting knowledge has been thus far. I am in awe and visual & tactile extacy when I devour his books and touch (caress) his fabrics. I would love his latest book please. Thank you for the opportunity. Kind regards, Dianne

  48. Sandra Davidson says:

    I just am so in love with all of Kaffe’s fabrics, i can’t choose one over another. I have read all of his books except his new one but I have a stash of his fabrics just aching for a beautiful pattern. So please make my number come up if you can. Just kidding!

  49. Nina Tovish says:

    I am a huge Kaffe fan, and aspire to learn from his colorways. Pick me PLZ!!!

  50. Angie says:

    Wow – I have heard so many wonderful comments about this book! I would love to be picked!!