Friday, April 12, 2013

Winner of 'Kaffe Fasset Quilts: Shots and Stripes' !

~The winner of the 2013 book,  Shots and Stripes: 24 New Projects Made with Shot Cottons and Striped Fabrics is Jan Hutchison, who said:  "I'm a long time lover of KF shot cotton - thanks for the chance at winning the book." ~

Our thanks to STC/Melanie Falick Books for generously donating a copy of the book for this giveaway! Here are some images from the book, plus some more Kaffe Fassett quilt inspiration from our archives.

Whereas quilting fabrics are first woven and then printed or dyed with a color and/or pattern, shot cottons are woven using two different colors of hand-dyed cotton thread: one color for the warp, and another color for the weft.  In Shots and Stripes, Kaffe and Liza show how to use these luscious fabrics in 24 different projects that are inspired by ethnic textiles. Here is a beautiful "Swatches" placemat and table runner project:

 The project shown below is a contemporary take on the traditional "Lady of the Lake" pattern.

There are many more intriguing projects in this book, including this fantastic "African Collage" quilt, below.

This book has garnered a five-star (*****) rating at ! Check out the reader reviews at this link: Kaffe Fassett Quilts: Shots and Stripes.

Say It With Flowers and Stripes by Mary Mashuta in Kaffe Fassett's Quilt Romance

We featured "Say It With Flowers and Stripes" in a 2010 post called Voices in Cloth 2010 Show.

Garden Rainbow Quilt by Roberta Horton in Kaffe Fassett's Country Garden Quilts

We featured Roberta's "Garden Rainbow Quilt" in a 2010 post called Look to the rainbow.

The Gift Quilt by Brandon Mably in Kaffe Fassett's Country Garden Quilts 

We originally featured Brandon's design in a 2011 post called The Gift Quilt.   In 2011, we also featured designer Lori Allison, in a post called Simple Shapes. Over the years, Lori has created some fantastic quilts with Kaffe Fassett fabrics; a few of our favorites are shown below.

Funky Stripes by Lori Allison, pattern at Quilters Warehouse

Blooming Patchwork by Lori Allison, pattern at Quilters Warehouse

Rays of Sunshine by Lori Allison at Design Tyme

Last but not least, here is a fun block-of-the-month quilt made in all Kaffe Collective fabrics. Lori says:  "I really loved making color-graded setting triangles in a huge array of red and yellow prints!" For more information contact Lori Allison at Design Tyme.


  1. wonderful episode of quilts today

  2. I received the book yesterday and it is beautiful (and extremely well packaged). I know I will find much to inspire me in it. Thank you!!


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