Monday, April 23, 2007

Turning Japanese

This quilt is in progress! I expect to finish it this weekend as I am going to a quilting retreat - YIPEE! It is a simple design to show off beautiful Japanese fabrics. It is made simply from yardage for the sashings and borders and fat quarters make up the elongated "snowflake blocks".
A hand stitched Japanese quilt which was on display in the touring exhibition I saw as part of Stitches and Crafts in Brisbane last year inspired these shapes. My quilt is, of course, machine stitched. When complete I will put a computerized all over pattern on it.
It can easily be made queen size or single. The design will be published, including colour photo on the front, and full cutting diagrams and instructions. Recommended retail price of the pattern is $15.40. This would be quick and easy for a shop to assemble as a kit of fabrics, or alternatively, the customer chooses their own fat quarters to go with the gorgeous Japanese indigo yardage.

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