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.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Monday, April 13, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015
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.
See the Wabi Sabi Quilt pattern.
Friday, April 10, 2015
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
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.