This is my first quilt of this year and it’s mainly beige for the third time and I think it is going to be the last for a while because I miss using all the colours!
For the various reasons I can’t show the finished quilt but only some snippets here.
Again this one is quite Japanese and I used fan shape which filled with seasonal picture.
These are my sketches. Larger parts are needle turn appliqued and smaller parts are fused applique. I would like to have appliqued all by needle but that adds a bit of thickness from turning seam allowance and I didn’t wanted that this time.
Spring with cherry blossom on stream.
Summer night beside bamboo forest.
Autumn maple leaves and river.
Snowy mountain and pine tree.
All the fan shapes are hand appliqued on the background which is made of strips of beige and bit of blue fabrics. I added shadows to each fan with Kimono scraps.
All those background under fans are removed before quilting.
Then quilted with a lot of Japanese motifs.
Pampas grass head and ginko leaves on the right. Th bottom centre is persimmon sepal.
Wisteria and rain on the right. I could not make feather even it’s nothing to do Japaneseness.
A paddle and lotus leaves.
Winter mountain and cloud. Waves at the very bottom too.
Initially I was thinking to finish the edge with facing but this thin black binding looks much better, isn’t it?
If you hop over to my Instagram, you will find more picture of quilting as I quilted.