Friday, 16 May 2014

Bloggers' Quilt Festival - my Sashiko quilt



Hello everyone and welcome to my blog. I'm excited to be entering the Bloggers' Quilt Festival for the very first time. For those of you who don't know me, I'm Wendy and I live in Wellington, New Zealand with my husband and two teenage sons. I love quilting and embroidery, hence the name of my blog - Wendy's quilts and more. I'm entering two categories in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival, the large quilt and the hand quilted quilt. This is my entry for the large quilt section.

Sashiko quilt
It's a Japanese sashiko quilt that I designed and made two years ago. It measures 62" x 80".


I never thought that I would use the dark indigo Japanese fabrics, but the shiny Japanese fabrics did speak to me and knew I needed the navy panels to offset them.

I used books and the internet to design the patterns for each of the navy squares, and then I hand stitched them on with Perle 8 ecru cotton before I assembled the quilt.


I'm a hand quilter at heart so I hand quilted this quilt with a very simple design so the sashiko panels would stand out.

If you're interested in knowing more about how I made this quilt, you can read my earlier blog post on this quilt which will give you all the details. Just click here.

Thank you for reading about my quilt, and enjoy the blog quilt festival.

Spring '14 Blogger's Quilt Festival - AmysCreativeSide.com

10 comments:

Oops-Lah said...

Beautiful. I made a sashiko quilt once too and I loved the process. So relaxing, just running stitches (which need to be quite regular of course.

Dasha said...

I bought all the supplies to work on some sashiko squares quite a few years ago, and they have languished in the cupboard ever since. I might have to go revisit that when I finish my current hand sewing.

CitricSugar said...

Your sashiko is beautiful!!

Vera said...

Interesting take on sashiko. Well done!

Kim said...

So pretty! Your handwork is amazing.

Wendy said...

this is my first time seeing this quilt and I'm blown away. I love the Sashiko, it's wonderful!

Beth said...

That sashiko is gorgeous Wendy!

Kate said...

Very elegant! The stitching is gorgeous.

mypiecedlife.com said...

You handiwork is beautiful! Very inspirational!

Debbie said...

Nice! All of that hand-quilting stands out just like you wanted it to. I have yet to try that method of quilting.