Friday, 10 February 2023

Sashiko Quilt

I'm working on quite a few mystery projects this year that I just can't share on my blog.  I know a lot of you come here each week for inspiration, so from time to time I'm going to share some of my earlier quilts that you might have missed.  

This is my sashiko quilt that I made 10 years ago when my son went to Japan on a school exchange trip.  

I started with a pattern from Nancy's Stitch Studio, but then I used library books and the internet to research sashiko patterns. I found lots of additional designs that I liked, but I had to scale them to fit my blocks.

I really enjoyed doing the sashiko in the blocks before I joined the whole quilt up.  

- I used tailor's chalk to draw grids on the dark indigo squares to map out where the designs would sit.

- I went over the chalk marks with the sewing machine because they were rubbing off too easily.

- I hand stitched the Sashiko patterns between the grid lines with Ecru DMC Perle 8. (Sashiko thread is expensive in New Zealand and I knew I would need alot.)

- I then pulled out all of the grid lines I'd made with machine stitching.

There's so many sashiko patterns to stitch. 

The facts:

Each of the navy blocks measures 8.75" x 8.75" finished.

I used ecru Perle 8 for the sashiko stitching.

I did all of the sashiko before I made the quilt sandwich.

The quilt has wool batting.

The finished quilt measures 62" x 80".


There's more info about this quilt on the Sashiko tab on my blog.  

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Juliana said...

What an amazing quilt!! Thank you for sharing it.

Turid said...

This is so beautiful Wendy. I've thought about trying this technique, but never have the time to start. Just now I'm finishing some old quilts. That's great too. Have a nice weekend. said...

What a lovely quilt! I have been working on some sashiko style blocks for about 10 years. I wonder if I will ever get them done.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Love this project, Wendy. I sewed two placemats a number of years ago using sashiko and would love to fashion a large piece like this. So inspiring always!

Michelle said...

Amazing! I’m so glad you shared this again. I hadn’t seen it.

Gretchen Weaver said...

Lovely quilt! I need to try Sashiko sometime. Happy stitching!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

That is a fabulous idea to showcase not only your wonderful handwork, but also a way to use larger pieces of Oriental prints. Bravo!!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

AH. now I know what I can do with my Asian prints and get with the Sashiko work!.......
BUT, I still have a lot of binding to do. I am hoping by June that I can start on new things - hopefully by May! Hugs Beautiful quilt!

Jenny said...

Your son's shashiko quilt is a masterpiece!