Saturday, 31 July 2010

Sashiko Journal Quilt

This piece of sashiko is going to be the "Japan" part of my 2010 holiday set of journal quilts.  I've done "Singapore" and "North Island, New Zealand" which you can see in progress by clicking on those two places.  The project will also include the miniature "Storm at Sea" quilt that I started at the Timaru Quilters' Gathering.
I stitched this using Susan Fletcher's method of applying the design with vilene on the back of the work, as we did with her "Dragonfly Over Diamond Waves" tutorial.
The journal quilt is very much in the style of Sylvia Pippen, with the flowers appliqued onto the panel after fussy-cutting them from some Japanese fabric.
I wanted to use flowers to represent the wonderful plants and colour we enjoyed in Tokyo (even though we missed the cherry blossom).  Here is a picture of the azaleas in bloom at the Nezu shrine.


  1. Very nice Lis, I particularly like the flowers. The machine appliqué is perfect - Hugs Nat

  2. I Love it Lis :-) I am a fan of Kitty Pippen too Your flowers just look gorgeous

  3. That quilt is going to be amazing, I love seeing what you make. Love those blossoms :-)

  4. Such an imagination you have! It's beginnning to look like lilies on a gently swirling pond.


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