The Fall 2011 Bloggers' Quilt Festival organised by Amy at Creative Side, is officially opening today and this time I have chosen to share with you my own and unique entry to a quilt competition that I called Japanese Crests. You have seen this quilt before of course as I used pictures of it for my banner!
I did all the applique and quilting by hand (mainly doing the applique on the train to work). I used some of my Japanese fabric, that I love so much on a black background. Once I had finished the 3 panels, I attached them together with fancy thread and beads. I finished this quilt in September 2006 for an exhibition, and unfortunately to this day, it is still not hanging anywhere in the house. Maybe one day, we'll buy a little wood stick to be able to hang it...
The wall-hanging looks like this
I used patterns from a book called Circles of the East by Kumiko Sudo.
I hope you've enjoyed your visit and that you'll call back again whether you have discovered my blog through the Festival or you are regular reader.