Friday, 28 October 2011

Blogger Quilt Festival - Fall 2011

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
and here are pictures of each of the panels.  Each of the panel represents ancient family crests from Japan.

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.



  1. Hi Celine! How are you my friend? I am so sorry that it has been such a long time since I last visited. But I am so happy I am today! Oh I love the story of this quilt! I have seen it so many times on your banner and never knew... :)
    And Celine, if you need a quick stick idea: art supply stores sell precut sticks that you can easily cut to size with secateurs! Enjoy the festival!

  2. They look like they are all hand applique, you did a great job. I'm glad you still find time to quilt with your young family!

  3. What a unique piece! Thanks for sharing. :)

  4. Lovely quilt and what a fantastic applique piece! Love the colors and fabrics you chose. Very nice. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

  5. I'm glad to hear I am not the only one to be doing needle-work on the train. I have used Japanese crest patterns many times for applique, piecing, and quilting so your entry caught my eye. I hope it finds a hanging spot soon.

  6. Your pieces look lovely . Gorgeous fabrics and beautiful work.

  7. Wow, that's some pretty applique. :)


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