Synopses & Reviews
From master quilt artist Yoko Saito, Japanese Quilting Piece by Piece
explores traditional folk themes and interprets them with a vintage, yet modern feel. Inside, you'll learn traditional patchwork techniques, such as log cabin, hexagons, baskets, and stars, sewn in soft sepia and taupe fabrics. Featuring piecework, appliqué, machine stitching, handstitching, and embroidery, these projects are a delight for anyone who loves doing needlework. You'll also discover large wall quilts as well as smaller projects, from fabric baskets and handbags to an apron and fabric cushions--all with enclosed paper patterns.
In her masterful style, Yoko Saito uses beautiful and meticulous stitching while still embracing the wabi sabi concept of imperfection, using odd-shaped pieces and quilting with a free mind. Japanese Quilting Piece by Piece invites all quilt artists to stray from conventional designs and create one-of-a-kind quilts and quilted projects.
About the Author
Yoko Saito appears regularly on Japanese television, in magazines, has published multiple books, and holds quilt exhibitions and workshops in France, Italy, and Taiwan. In 2008, she founded the Yoko Saito Quilt Exhibition at Matsuya department store in Ginza, Tokyo. She lives in Tokyo.
Table of Contents
The following is a raw translation of the first fourteen of twenty-nine total projects; more TK.
2.Orange Peel Bag
3.Bag with Variant Squares
4.Log Cabin Bag
5.Rugby-Ball-Shaped Bag with Spools
6.Basket with Flower Appliqué
7.Trapezoidal Bag with New York Beauty
8.Bucket-Shaped Bag with Reverse Appliqué
11.String Quilt Pouch
12.Drunkards Path Pouch
13.Shoulder Bag with Crosses
14.Appliqué Quilt Tapestry