InstructionsI do not have the pattern. It was in a book that is out of print but one can easily copy the picture. I would advise anyone who emailed me on how I made it. Those large pieces across the black border were difficult. I would leave them out if I had it to do again. They do add much to the uniqueness of the quilt however.
Type of item: Functional
Gilded Asian fabrics. A pattern that is an "around the world" quilt. It has a special border with some large pieces sewed across at top and bottom. This was very hard. The original pattern published used Koi fabrics and that is why the pattern was called Very Koi.
What was your inspiration?
I saw this in a book that I no longer have. It was a pattern inside a mag. I loved it and so I had lots of asian fabric off ebay.com. I put them all together, cut the pieces out and away I went. It took about a month to make. I had it machine quilted with Koi fish. It is lovely. It used to be on my daughters bed but she has since put it away as she has put all of the many quilts I have made for her. They are not good enough for her million dollar home so they sit in a room off her bedroom in her big new house. I guess I sound bitter right? A little!
What are you most proud of?
Not really very proud of myself. I wish I had not given her so many of my quilts. I would have sold them rather than have them in the attic of her big home.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Buy an "round the world" pattern. Use Asian fabrics. cut 6" pieces to sew into the border at these odd angles but don't worry about making it look just like this. Use your own imagination. It will be great! Just don't give them away like I did. Then you won't have to be sad that you will never see them again. Right?