I revisited the Mood Indigo quilt - log cabin blocks which I pieced last year - sewed these together and, inspired by the recent Sashiko workshop I went along to, I backed this with dark blue fabric and am sashiko stitching it with a circular design. So it will be a coverlet rather than a quilt.
The inspiration for this came from both the lovely Kasuri fabric by Moda, and from reading about Japanese "boro", clothes and household textiles, heavily repaired with scraps and layers and stitched into, sometimes with simple lines of running stitch, or with beautiful sashiko embroidery designs.
Taking this idea further, I used the left over scraps and strips of fabric from the log cabin top and tacked them onto a long piece of indigo cotton and am stitching into it with long lines of running stitch in white and navy sashiko thread. This slow stitching is so meditative, I end up in a zen - like calm...very appropriately given the Japanese theme!
|Fabric from Sansui Collection by Makower. Sashiko thread|
I am enjoying my slow stitching, but now that my order for more curved safety pins has arrived I need to finish pin basting DH's Manchester City Quilt....photos of process and progress soon.
Linking up, albeit a bit late, with Brit Sewing Thursday.