Monday, May 24, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival / My Old Ribbon Embroidered Quilt

This week Amy of Amy's Creative Side is hosting "Bloggers Quilt Festival".


There are so many wonderful quilts you can get inspired by. And I am having fun to read the story of each quilt. Please check out my old ribbon embroidered quilt and many others.

I am participating to this Festival with this wall hanging quilt. This is about 13years old. I think this one could be called my first quilt. I made many small quilted things before this quilt. Something like purses, granny bags, mini quilts or appliqued wall hangings. But this one was the first decent sized (33"×36") quilt. I made this for my first exhibition as a handcraft designer in Tokyo. At that time, in Japan, the silk ribbon embroidery was very popular among people who like to do needlework. Many books about ribbon embroidery are published.  I remember I made many Victorian style things for Japanese craft magazines at that time. Right now I am a big fan of fresh modern style, but in my early thirtieth I loved the Victorian style needle works and elaborate techniques. So I decided to feature this quilt in the exhibition and worked very hard to make it pretty.


There are two reasons why I picked this quilt to show you on this occasion. One of them is that I realized many people are interested in my ribbon embroidered buttons through the "May Giveaway Day". I think this quilt would be a very good sample of using ribbon embroidery for quilts. Or you just can enjoy it as a sampler of ribbon embroidery.


Another reason is that this quilt reminds me how ambitious I was to show the aesthetic of craftsmanship when I started my career as a designer. This quilt always reminds me pleasure of creating beautiful things.


When I made this Quilt I have never thought I would have a daughter in my future . Now this quilt is perfect for decorating  my daughter's room. I am glad I made this and brought this over seas.


Embellished with beads and buttons.




I love this flower print which I used for the border and backing. I wish I still could find same thing somewhere.


I hope you enjoy this event and have a good week!



27 comments:

  1. That is BEAUTIFUL! I'll bet it took you forever! Nice work!

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  2. Lovely quilt. You did an excellent job.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  3. Wow! My mom just took a class on stitching like that, so I know how much time is involved in this project. Wonderful work! Thanks for Sharing.

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  4. Very beautiful quilt!!! Good work!!!
    Heppy Festival!!!

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  5. Stunning! Incredible workmanship. It's absolutely beautiful!

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  6. Wow! The work put in that is amazing!

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  7. Stunning! You are a true artist. I am inspired.

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  8. Your embroidery is gorgeous. Having done some myself I know that must have taken you a long time to create.

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  9. I am with the other commenters: WOW!!! Such beautiful work.

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  10. Very beautiful quilt work !

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  11. this is AMAZING ...i've never seen anything quite like it. i'm curious to see what your other work is like ... http://erinlebeau.blogspot.com/

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  12. Fantastic! I love a mix of different types of needle work.

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  13. Really incredible! -Sina

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  14. Thank you all for your sweet comments! I am so glad I picked this one to show for this occasion. I think my efforts paid off with your praises.

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  15. What an amazing work of art...all those tiny stitches. This will be a treasured heirloom!

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  16. wow that must of been a lot of work. I love it. I have a wedding album that the top has the ribbon flowers and embroidery. very cool.

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  17. this is gorgeous and so intricate

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  18. Just stunning. Great job and you must be proud of your work!

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  19. You created a fantastic work of art
    to be treasured!

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  20. Thank you so much everyone! Your comments encouraged me a lot! I am glad I didn't miss this opportunity to show you my creation. I hope all of you sometimes will stop by and leave comments here again. And I would like to say thank you to Amy of "Amy's Creative Side" for her hard work for hosting this festival.

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  21. That embroidery is outstanding. Your daughter will really treasure this.

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