Japanese Sashiko patterns were the inspiration behind the wrought iron patterns used to design this gate. The gate provides a decorative screen in front of distant cherry blossom trees and trailing wisteria, created with staggered fabric squares. Textural machine quilting adds interest and detail to the background picture.
Machine piecing, machine texturing and hand reverse appliqué
*I was greatly honoured to receive an invitation from the Japanese Handicraft Instructors Association and Kokusai Art to make a quilt on the theme of Japanese Imagery in Contemporary Quilts. This quilt will tour for 18 months in Japan, USA and Europe.