OK all…I have made all the appliques (sort of) and am ready to put them onto the Sashiko background. I must confess, the background came out so pretty I am sorry to cover some of it with the moon and Ikebana arrangement, but it is going to look fabulous….at least I think it will. I embroidered the whole thing because I wasn’t sure exactly where I wanted the Ikebana arrangement, and the Ikebana arrangement ended up fighting with the background, so I am adding a larger moon than I originally intended.
I worked it all out with paper cutouts and have just printed the flowers onto Electric Quilt Printable fabrics. They came out vibrant and beautiful. I still have to back the flower prints with fusible web and cut them out carefully. I did finish the moon from Peppered Cotton and the Japanese Ikebana Vase from an interesting piece of what I believe to be hand dyed silk dupioni that I purchased some years ago from the old G Street Fabrics remnants table.
Sew I hope all my friends on Facebook that “liked” my picture of the background will still like the quilt when they see how much of the background is covered with the appliques. Even though I kind of regret covering/removing those blocks, I think the result will be worth it. What do you think?
And about another thing….Almost no one ever comments on my blog. I would really love to hear from you. Please feel free to comment. I only remove the obvious spam that occasionally shows up.
Sew happy everyone!!!