Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wabi Sabi Quilt: Off-Center Medallion


This is the center medallion of the third wabi sabi quilt (except that the medallion won't be quite in the center). I like the batik in the middle. See the close-up photo below. I found both dark batiks at the Quilted Ewe in Winsted, CT. The green fabric that looks like grass came from there too. Mary (the owner) has lots of great fabrics. I always find some treasures there. I'll show you when this quilt is finished.


Monday, April 13, 2015

Wabi Sabi Quilt 2


 This is quilt top #2 in my new Wabi Sabi series. It measures 63" x 82." The actual sewing was fast, but it took me some time to consider the layout. It was fun to make. The close-up photo below shows the individual fabrics a little better. The background is taupe (Kona Sand). Now I'm daydreaming about #3.


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Wabi Sabi Quilt is Finished!


And the pattern is finished too! This is a raw-edge machine applique quilt. The final task is trimming off all the loose threads after machine washing and drying. But then it has a nice soft texture. 

Wabi sabi is a Japanese aesthetic that finds beauty in simplicity, authenticity, imperfection, and the natural cycle of growth and decay. It also involves asymmetry which goes against my natural default settings. That's part of the fun of making a quilt like this.

Wabi Sabi quilt by Karen Griska.

All of these photos were taken after machine washing and drying.





Friday, April 10, 2015

Ice Cream Quilt Variations


The Ice Cream quilt designed by Kaffe Fassett. Delicious!


I found this Ice Cream quilt on Pinterest (above). Originally from Kaffe Fassett.


Kimberly Gervais' version of the ice cream quilt (above). See her blog post about it here.


Terri's version (above) is featured on her blog Quilternity's Place. And here's a close-up, below. She made all her strips the same width.


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015

Blue Quilt


 Stunning blue quilt by sewshaz made with Kaffe Fassett fabrics, pattern by Quiltology. Nice! I love the little bits of lime green in this very blue quilt. It seems to add depth.
This quilt reminds me of photos I've seen of Jodhpur, the blue city in India.


P.S. Not to be confused with Jaipur, the Pink City, below.