Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sashiko meets prayer flags

prayer flag quilt
Fabric fun! I bought these gorgeous fabric squares from designer Marcia Derse at the Houston Quilt Festival. 
prayer flag quilt
And I have a new Babylock Sashiko sewing machine to play with!
prayer flag quilt
I'd planned to completely stitch the squares down, but when I completed the top, they reminded me so much of prayer flags, I had to stop there. (You know, The Prayer Flag Project)


prayer flag quilt finished 2

prayer flag quilt
The stitches are gorgeous. I'll be playing with the machine a lot more, to see what it can do!  
prayer flag quilt 6

19 comments:

  1. A different way to quilt and a fun idea. Have a great day.

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  2. That looks very nice on the wall!

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  3. I LOVE this! Way to change things up as you go!

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  4. I'm in I love it!!!!! What a great idea. Thank you for sharing all your terrifically created projects.

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  5. I really like the stitching (well, and the fabrics of course!). Makes me want one of those fancy machines!

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  6. Beautiful Jane....The Sashiko stitching on these magical squares...
    So good it was to finally meet you.
    XOXOrly

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  8. love this piece of work- it really makes me want one of those machines too since I love the Sashiko look but can't hand stitch very well. Beautiful selection of fabrics too.

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  9. I love it. I saw this demo'ed at my local shop a year or so ago but there was no negotiating down the 400-500 dollar price. I hope you got a deal! Justine

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  10. What I mean is negotiating down to a 400-500 dollar price!

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  11. Very nice Jane. I love that you left the stitching minimal to mirror prayer flags!

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  12. Beautiful jane as are all your things! I am done with another semester of grad school and i hope to play, play play with my art. Merry Christmas!!

    Sharon Newby

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  13. uh oh: this was a pricey blog post to read!
    ka-ching
    ka-ching

    xo

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  14. I've never heard of the Sashiko before. I love the look with those fabrics. It's a beautiful hanging!

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  15. Hey, I just got a new machine too! It's nothing like this but at least the feed dogs drop (finally!) AND I got the "Small Art Quilts" DVD to go with it! Can't wait to play with them both! Gotta love Holiday time!

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  16. Not only are the stitches gorgeous the whole quilt is GORGEOUS!

    Want to sell it?

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  17. I went straight to Marcia's booth and bought fabrics because I was afraid she would sell out right away because her fabs are fab! I made a quilt with them and have scraps left. Now I know what to do with them! Beautiful project Jane! Also bought water colors to try after see your gorgeous art journals.

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  18. Amazing quilt with simply beautiful stitches. Did you use 30 wt thread in your Sashiko? Can you tell I am a new convert and new owner? Do you have words of wisdom for beginners?
    I too want to create objects de art like your quilt. Fat chance, but dreams are for everyone.

    Bs'C

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    1. thanks Bs. I used the thread they recommend. (sorry, I'm not a numbers girl, so I don't recall what it was.) And I found, that once you figure out how to threat the machine, it's easy to use with wonderful results!

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