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Project

Japanese quilt

Project Description

What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo kimono pattern in paper piecing Link to website or photo www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/allstitches/3553192/all_stitches_-_kimono_paper_piecing_quilt_block_pattern__pdf_-055a/design/patterns/quilts/traditional What are you most proud of? Aside from my granddaughter.... the Mariner's star What advice would you give someone starting this project? use oriental inspired fabrics for the kimonos. I love paper piecing because it is so precise. I often enlarge patterns from my extensive quilting library. They are striking in the center of a quilt.

What you will need

  • cotton fabric for the quilt and paint for the Kanji (Japanese writing) with the English meanings embroidered under each one

Q&A with coolquiltlady

maryL61 asked:
Your quilt is just beautiful. Where did you get the pattern for the mariners star . My son want me to make him a quilt with the star.
coolquiltlady answered:
Thanks so much. It was a 4" block from one of my million (almost) books I enlarged it to the size I wanted and then paper pieced it. I am coolquiltlady@aol.com I can e-mail you the pattern if you'd like .