This quilt will make you want to pull it up around yourself, get comfy, and settle in to read a good book, visit with a friend, or watch TV. It also is a very practical addition to a bedroom where you may want a bit of extra warmth on cold winter nights.The kit contains all the fabric needed for the top and binding, along with the pattern which is my original design.The fabrics are primarily Japanese woven cottons which have a homespun, natural look and feel. The feature fabric in the panels is a printed Japanese cotton on a textured substrate. The pattern is easy to follow and does not require complicated piecing.. so you can enjoy the process. You can choose to place the fabrics exactly as I describe, or to create your own layout with the beautiful range of textured cottons.
There is an option to also purchase a backing fabric I've selected and which I think is perfect for this quilt. It is 100% linen so the texture will be beautifully consistent with the quilt top.
The quilting pattern I recommend is an asymmetrically positioned series of expanding circles giving the appearance of waves created by a pebble dropped into a pool of water. The influences of the pacific north-west landscapes are evident in the textures, tones and shapes found in this quilt.The colours are a variety of greys and aquas which will blend nicely with almost any home decor. It's also a particularly good "guy quilt" with the colours used and the uncluttered design.
This quilt kit was made with care in my studio in Vancouver, BC which is both smoke and pet-free. HIgh quality fabrics, your quilt is designed last a lifetime, and to take serious use! Wash and dry by machine, making it an easy care addition to your decor and your life. Woven cottons hold a special place in my heart and the Japanese are masters at creating the most texturally interesting wovens you can imagine. This quilt was designed to celebrate the Japanese artisans' skills with texture and clean design. I was aiming to honour the simplicity and understatement of the Japanese aesthetic. The result is a quilt that is texturally satisfying, calm, and wonderful to wrap yourself up in!
The quilt finishes at 56" x 80". It will be fully machine washable and dryable when finished. I don't recommend washing the fabrics prior to piecing the quilt top.
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