This spring I want to share one of the quilts I just finished – my Blue Sashiko quilt:
This was a block of the month project at my local quilt shop, and I really enjoyed the simplicity and the white space in many of the blocks. So when I started putting the top together I wanted to include plenty of white space as well.
If you follow my quilting you know that I’m a big fan of hand quilting, and I knew that this quilt would be the perfect candidate for hand quilting. Since it was Japanese-themed anyway, I decided that adding some sashiko quilting would be the perfect way to go!
I started with the pieced blocks, and added dense straight line quilting with a heavy cotton thread. I really enjoy how much texture it adds to the quilt. After that I added some half inch and one inch straight lines in the sashing and borders.
I had two large sections on each side and for those I chose to use some traditional sashiko patterns. The one above is designed to represent growing bamboo, and this one is called Seven Treasures:
I had some leftover fabrics from the blocks, so I did a pieced back:
And, since the white quilting thread is pretty invisible on the blocks on front, it’s fun to see the detail stand out against the blue fabric on the back:
Blue Sashiko Quilt
approximately 50″ by 60″
pieced and hand quilted by me!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy my little blue quilt, and I hope you enjoy all the other entries into the Quilt Festival! I hope you’ll stop by again!
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