Title: Japanese Flowers in Applique
Author: Eileen Campbell
Description: This quilt was made in response to an invitation from the directors of Kokusai Art and Nihon Vogue of Tokyo to submit a quilt for an exhibition entitled Japanese Imagery in Contemporary Quilts. The exhibition included one quilt by each of 75 Japanese and 25 Western quilt artists.
The exhibition opened in Tokyo on 28 December 2004 in the Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Department Store. It then travelled to venues in Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Sapporo, Kyoto and Takamatsu. Altogether, the exhibition attracted over 105,000 visitors in Japan. In October 2005,the exhibition travelled to Korea where it was shown in the Chojun Textile and Quilt Museum, and Sookmyung Women’s University Museum in Seoul.
Eileen has travelled to Japan at various times in Summer, Autumn and Spring. The flowers in many temple and public gardens make a stunning display, and she especially loved the Meiji Jingu Iris Garden. These flowers were the inspiration for her quilt. The brilliant colours of the Japanese maples in Autumn overshadowed the softer tones of some of the Summer and Spring flowers so the maple leaves are quilted in gold around the border.
Eileen has captured the wonderful colours of Japan in this quilt. Easy to follow instructions have been provided so that the reader can create their own beautiful quilt. However, if one would like to make a single panel of flowers into a quilt or for use on another piece, it can be easily done, with each pattern standing alone.
No. of pages: 72
Cover type: Paperback
Trim size: 280 x 210mm
Colour type: Full colour
Series: Milner Craft Series
Imprint: Sally Milner Publishing
ISBN: 978 1 86351 411 8
The Quilt. Materials List. The Sewing Machine. Satin-Stitching. Free-machine stitching/Embroidery. Making a Sample. The Appliqué Method. Double-Sided Fusible Webbings. Stabilisers. The Butterflies. Constructing the Quilt Top. Putting the Quilt Together. Quilting. Couching Gold Thread. The Binding. Attaching the Three-dimensional Butterflies. Patterns . Glossary of terms
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