Kaffe Fassett's Country Garden Quilts: 20 Designs from Rowan for Patchwork and Quilting, 144p, colour
The 20 gorgeous quilts in this book will win the hearts of every quilter, from beginners to seasoned pros alike. This exuberant collection is filled with unique floral designs and features sunny arrangements as well as rich autumnal blends.
Equally beautiful is the glorious setting in which these quilts were photographed. Great Dixter in Sussex is a 15th century manor house with wonderful gardens created by the late landscape designer Christopher Lloyd (whose approach to colour is shared by Kaffe). The gardens' brilliantly colored flower borders, along with the famous topiary, form a scintillating backdrop for the quilts, lushly photograhed by Debbie Patternson.
Kaffe is joined once again by his talented team of Rebecca Horton, Mary Mashuta, Liza Prior Lucy, Pauline Smith, Brandon Mably, and Betsy Rickles, along with newcomers Sally Davis and Jane Brocket. Each quilt is accompanied by a flat shot with written instructions, colored piecing diagrams, templates, as well as a tips and techniques section for quilters of all levels.