Sometimes it is nice to be sure what a quilt will look like when we start to make it, and it is for just those times that kits are made! At any given time, you will find different kits at my studio. At present, these are the kits that are available:
Shizuka -- about 56" x 72" -- $140
Shizuka means quiet, calm or peaceful and that is why I chose that name for this quilt. I've used contemporary Japanese yarn dyes for the background, and a lovely Japanese print for the feature blocks. A Bali batik serves as the accent for the feature fabric blocks.
The textures of this quilt, created by the yarn dye fabrics, are a delight for the person who cares about the feel of a quilt. My quilt has been washed and dried by machine... all the fabrics play very nicely together and will last you a lifetime!
Frame It Kit -- about 54" x 66" -- $140.00
This lovely quilt is designed to feature a particular fabric, setting it in a background of Dupioni silk. The result is a simple yet high impact quilt that you will love.
The kits available change from time to time as different feature fabrics and different colours of Dupioni become available. The Dupioni is backed with a cotton organza-like fusible stabilizer before the background pieces are cut, making the Dupioni easy to work with. The stabilizer is included in the kits.
Here are the kits that are available as of February 2016:
Nocturne Nine Patch -- about 56" x 70" -- $125.00
Nocturne Nine-Patch is a quilt that goes anywhere. Indigo and creams play together to make an interesting yet calming quilt. The fabrics are by Moda and are contemporary Japanese designs.
This quilt is easy to assemble, and entirely suited to the new quilter. The kit includes pattern and fabric for the top and binding.
This quilt in taupes from a Daiwabo line of fabrics is a very restful quilt with clean lines accented by a Japanese textured indigo. It is easy to make, and would sit well in almost any setting. It's size makes it a generous throw or a perfect size for an extra quilt on top of a queen bed. I use ours when the nights are a bit chilly and I need a second layer of quilt to keep warm!
Mine to Design Vintage Silk Kit -- about 52" x 70" -- $145.00
These kits are each unique, consisting of 10M of vintage kimono silk, unused in most cases. This amount of silk is sufficient to make a quilt such as the one shown here, however the silk is packaged without a kit so that you may create your own unique design.
Here are the currently available kits:
Kimono silk is easy to sew with as it does not require the backing that Dupioni does. Cotton piecing and quilting threads work perfectly with silk fabric. The resulting throw is machine washable and dryer friendly too.
Break of Day -- about 56" x 64" -- $140
This quilt was designed to feature a lovely panel by Northcott. I am now almost out of this kit, but still have a couple remaining. The use of several creams and several blacks gives the quilt nice depth and texture, and the assembly is very simple.