I moved my sewing room this week so that my son could have the room I usually work in. I can see it is going to take a while to get reorganized! I am hoping that I can use this move to sort through and declutter. But isn’t that what anyone would say! Here is the last block I sewed in that room before the move:
This Japanese Lantern block is one of my favourites at the moment! So good for using up the leftover bits.
This next picture is from Quilt Festival, Houston. It is part of a Trip Around the World quilt by Satoko Okamura from Yokohama in Japan. The thing that I really liked here (apart from that great combination of fabrics) was the quilting.
What you are actually looking at all over the quilt (all those little white marks) are thousands of little cross stitches!!! This is a stitch from the Sashiko style of quilting. I found some information on it on Susan Briscoes website. It is called ‘Juujizashi’, ’10’ or Cross Stitch. The texture it creates on this quilt is amazing. Sigh. Yet another technique to find time to have a go at!!! And I can see great possibilities with it in my ‘Utility Quilting Class’.