|Buddy takes ownership of my work in progress|
I've got my Babylock Sashiko machine out, after too long of a hiatus. (I did this fabulous project last year, with my Sashiko.)
I've always loved Sashiko (literally "little stabs") the Japanese custom of mending, the decorative reinforcing of work clothes, dating back to the 1600s. They used white cotton thread on indigo blue cloth and I'm using my assortment of old denim jeans as the fabric.
You know I love hand sewing, but my Sashiko machine makes beautiful stitches, and I'm working on a big piece -- approximately 13x48 inches --and with a deadline of September.
I am combining the machine stitch with hand stitching.
As I work with the old denim, I reminded of the fabulous Gees Bend quilts too.
The quilt will be quite minimalist, but this is just the background piece.
I'll keep you posted!