Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Finished items

I did show this Japanese quilt in June before i had quilted, it is now quilted and on my wall next to another small wall hanging.
I am very pleased with it as this is the first time I have sewn large stitches in the quilting I think it looks very effective.

The picture does not do the quilt justice as it is difficult to see the stitching, I will try to do a close up.

How do you like the cherry blossom appliqué it was taken from a patchwork and quilting magazine and designed by Susan Briscoe.
The coloured squares in the centre are re-cycled kimono fabric they are silky I had to back them with vilene to make them stable thIs make the quilt more fun as I bought this fabric in Tokyo a great reminder of a fabulous holiday.
I have been asked to show and talk about it at one of my quilting groups that will not be till June of next year.

This picture is a pencil case it is with hexagons I posted it earlier before I had put it together, I find it a good size it hold lots of pens and pencil.
Last of our summer weather hope your all making the most of it and getting out and about.
Have a great week I hope to see some of your super work.
Keep calm
And keep stitching .
Catch up with you next week.


  1. Congratulations on finishing your quilt! I think the sashiko quilting is perfect for a Japanese quilt, and the appliquéd cherry blossoms add a nice touch. You have indeed a lot of memories built into this quilt.
    What an honour to be asked to give a talk! Good luck!
    The hexagon pencil case looks great, too. Well done, you Busy Bee!

  2. Thank you it's good to get things finished.

  3. Beautiful quilt, Hilary and your hand quilting looks great! Your pencil case looks adorable and love that you've added lace trimming to it!
    Hope you'll have a lovely weekend! =)


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