Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Japanese One Yard

on a chair
I purchased one yard of this Japanese fabric over 10 years ago. I only had one yard and I wanted to use as much of the fabric as I could. It was one of those “just can’t cut it fabrics.” So I designed a pattern that would use the fabric as the focus but extend the size of the quilt. It now measures 45” x 58”.
front with flash
I had fun with the quilting
quilting detail front
and also with the back
The two inch squares were cut from my stash and scrap basket. I especially liked the purple fabric. It’s a Clothworks fabric by Julie Creus of La Todera. You can click on her name to find out about the fabric line. Fantastic blenders. I have them all!
Backing is Robert Kaufman from the Quilter’s Linen line. Batting is Hobbs washable wool, thread is Superior Bottom line, green fabric is pistachio from the Moda Bella basics line.
I have another yard of similar fabric in red, I’ll make another one and photograph stepouts and write a tutorial. Every quilter has at least one yard of too beautiful to cut fabric in their stash.


  1. Oh, I love this! So pretty. Very inspiring because I have some pieces I just cannot cut up, and some panels to use. Look forward to seeing your next project and step-by-steps. Maybe there is another quilt brewing?

  2. Susan, your quilting designs and the way you are using color are so much fun! Very impressive. Looking forward to your tutorial.

  3. I'm not "unknown". I'm Sue. don't know why it doesn't identify me.

  4. Beautiful quilt! Just love the back of it too!