Fabric Fusion by Aizome

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2012-10-02T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2014-03-14T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:

Description

I'm making this as a quilt-a-long (QAL) with one of my best quilting friends. We live an ocean apart, so it's a fun thing to do together. This is a pattern from American Patchwork & Quilting magazine, February, 2012--also available online at the tutorial link below. 

I'm using 46 different fabrics designed by Chuck Nohara, from her Treasure Box line of fabrics, and 18 fabrics by Junko Matsuda--Antique Minimal Pattern Collection, both lines made in Japan.

I quilted it with Figure 8 quilting, Denise Schmidt's signature quilting motif. Just love that look.

Pictures

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Capetowngirl
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Comments

AllPatchedUp

That's such a great way to feel like you're close to and in touch with your friend. :) There's so many fabrics....wow! Can't wait to see it come together!! :)

Aizome

Allpatchedup Thank you, allpatchedup! My friend is making hers 60% smaller, to fit her smaller space, and hand piecing. I'm not sure what fabrics she's using yet. And, you're right--it's great fun to work on different quilts together, over the miles...

True

What a fun idea and great way to stay connected!

Aizome

True Thanks, True! It's fun to keep in touch thru the stages and compare final quilts!

Terryt1955

Oh I like where you're going with this one. Can't wait to see more pictures as you progress.

Terryt1955

Where did you find the cool Japanese fabrics? There's so much more variety here than what is offered at my LQS. Yummy!

Aizome

Terryt1955 Thanks, Terry! I'm making 110 blocks, so I hope I can hang in there!?!

I bought the Chuck Nohara fabrics at her semi-annual quilt show, at a department store in Shibuya, Tokyo. jp

Terryt1955

Well no wonder you have such a cool collection of japanese fabric! I forgot that you lived there for awhile. And what do you do now when you want to buy more? Is there an online store that carries a lot of her lines? All this time I thought Chuck Nohara was a guy.

Aizome

Terryt1955 I have no fear of running out!?! Chuck is her English name--her Japanese name is difficult for English speakers to pronounce. Her fabrics seem to only be available in Japan.

Terryt1955

Very disappointed to hear that her fabric is not here. I really like it. Now I'm going to be obsessed with trying to find it knowing I can't!

Capetowngirl

Love this pattern, Been looking for some inspiration for a quilt I'd like to make for my parents and I think this might be it. Not sure if I have the Quilt book, - will look when I can get back into my sewing room. Otherwise glad to see downloadable option. Your fabrics are also beautiful. I love Japanese prints, and there seems to be more available these days

Aizome

Carolmarie Thanks!!! I love Denise Schmidt figure 8 quilting!!!

Aizome

Capetowngirl It is a super fun pattern and works great with fat quarters in assembly line style. Recommended!!!

True

Wonderful quilting!

Aizome

True Thanks, True!!! Denise Schmidt quilts nearly every one of her quilts with that design. I see why--it's super cool!

True

Aizome just wish I could do it!!

Aizome

True It just takes a longarm, a laser pointer and a drawn out pattern! wink

True

Aizome LOL well we will not be going there;-)

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