Drawing inspiration from the natural beauty of flowers, Kaffe Fassett’s Bold Blooms invites sewers to explore the behind-the-scenes process and fascinating design methods used to create Kaffe’s bold fabrics and modern colour palettes – from “sketching” with fabric swatches to creating mood boards and renderings to sewing visually striking quilts. Featured throughout are 18 new quilt patterns and 7 new needlepoints.
Ideas bloom on each page as eye-catching artwork, inventive quilt designs, needlepoint canvases, and bold ribbon patterns grow from concept to completion. Renowned for his use of color, Kaffe creates unique palettes from nature and his surroundings to create color “moods” – from neutrals and soft pastels to rich, dark tones – and he shares his design ideas, practical quilting advice, and needlepoint techniques useful to both novice and seasoned crafters throughout these colorful projects.
With an emphasis on patchwork and needlework, the inventive designs and fresh colour palettes translate to many creative disciplines ranging from mosaic, beading, fibre arts, embroidery, floral arrangements and home décor. Accessible to quilting and sewing beginners and experts alike, the lively floral designs on each page are sure to inspire and send readers off on a colour-filled creative journey, offering something for makers of all skill levels.