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!