Friday, December 21, 2018
I wish I could remember how I made that green batik. I know that I had a lot of fun making these. It helped that the classes had everything prepared and all the dyes and materials there for you to use.
This is a backing of cotton yukata of yellow butterflies.
I quilted the butterflies from the back. This is how the quilting looks from the front. Overall, I am very happy to finally use some of these precious fabrics.
This quilt was made from fabric remnants that I purchased at Kaimuki Dry Goods. I think there were 4 remnant packets. The packets were different sizes 9x18, 18x22, 9x44 and different prices between 7 to 10 dollars. Sorry, the picture does not include the whole quilt. There is another border of red and cream on the right side that couldn't fit in.
The middle fabrics of yellow purple blue and aqua did not have the designer name or fabric line. It is actually bubbles that look like they were made by a shibori technique of tying pebbles in fabric before dyeing the fabric. The fabric retained the shibori crinkly effect.
The surrounding fabric named the designer as Naomi Ito from the fabric line by Nani Iro. At first I thought it was the same person because the names were so similar. The fabric was very soft and I think it is considered a cotton gauze. They printed the Made in Japan so far into the selvage that it was a waste not to use it. I used the improv techniques I learned from Sujata Shah to make the hourglass and triangles.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Friday, August 3, 2018
Monday, July 9, 2018
This quilt was made with leftover scraps of Cotton and Steele that I purchased from the PIQF show in 2017. The scraps were sewn into strips to make blocks of 10.5 inches.
The quilting was done from the back with Aurifil 50 wt thread. I followed the outline of the flowers with free motion quilting.
This is the Kaffe Fassett fabric that I used for the back. It makes such a pretty bright back. This was given to my Aunty Helen on my Moms side, who is 90 years old. She needed a twin size quilt for her bed. I had given her a queen size quilt earlier, but she said it was too big. This was given to her daughter Charlene who just recently retired.