Lazy Sunday Morning – Part 2

Its Paper Foundation Piecing Technique!

I bought the book…

Kaffe Fassett’s Shots and Stripes Book

All his other books can be seen on his website in this link Kaffe Fassett’s books

Upon reading the story behind the quilt, the words ‘rather tricky’ and  ‘not good for beginner paper piecer’ made me realise it was a more advanced technique,and I was in awe of how it is created.

African Collage designs feature in Kaffee Fasset’s ‘Shots and Stripes’ book which is full of marvelous designs from his shot cotton and striped fabric range. Whilst flicking through the book I was very taken with his Samarkand Table Runner.

Kaffees inspiration for this quilt was the fairground shown in this picture and I just love how he has gone from this picture to the bright, vibrant colours and angles of the table runner. 

This book opened up my world to Kaffee Fassett and his extensive range of quilt designs and many books he has  published. One of those books is called ‘Quilts in the Cotswolds’. I thought this might be good for course ideas for Carry on Quilting.  So this book might have also fallen into my Amazon basket along with a charm pack of his fabric. 

I am looking forward to working with these books and fabric very soon.

Take care 



Lazy Sunday Morning


Whilst laid in bed one Sunday morning looking at my phone like I expect a lot of us do, this quilt on Pinterest caught my eye. I sat staring at it trying to work out how it is sewn together. Is it sewn in rows or sections? Is it foundations piecing? I just couldn’t, and still havent worked it all out! 

So…..this started me looking into it a bit more with the help of Google.

After a little searching I discovered it is a design by Frank Havrah “Kaffe” Fassett, MBE, an American-born artist who is most famous for his colourful designs in the decorative arts.

He is known for many arts but my interest is in his design of fabric. His work with fabric features an urban, contemporary edge with a bold, adventurous sense of colour, perfect for modern quilts.  I love bold bright colours with my favorites being pinks, purples and greens. 

I have discovered this mezemising quilt, designed by Kaffe Fassett and Liza Prior is called ‘Lucy’ from their book Shots and Stripes which I have on order as I am so intrigued to find out how this fantastic pattern has been created.  Do have a look at his website, I hope you will find it as inspiring and interesting as I have.

I may be a little late to the party but the more I delve into this gentleman’s career spanning over the last 50 years, the more I want to find out about his work.

I haven’t finished my research here as his work really intrigues me and one of his books is titled ‘Quilts in the Cotswold’ which I am very excited about receiving and hopefully we will be inspired to create a course using his fabric here at Carry on Quilting.

Take care until next time.