Saturday, 22 January 2011

A Sea of Silk...

Vintage Japanese Silk

 This year I am trying to finish some projects that I started (read: though about/purchased fabric for) last year. During some recent tidying I came across a shoe box full of fabric that I had been collecting for a quilt. The quilt was inspired by a trip to Kyo on a girls weekend away. It made me think about a Japanese inspired quilt, a soft pallet of greys & pinks using a mixture of cotton & silks.

Vintage Japanese Silk

I started collecting some Liberty & Nani Iro prints (from Patchwork on Central Park) & made the trip to Ziguzagu for some vintage Japanese silks.

Vintage Japanese Silk

I'm determined to start this project while I'm still excited about it, that way it may actually get finished this year.


7 comments:

Jo said...

Ooh, that sounds lovely! I've still got some Japanese fabrics left over from a trip to Japan a couple of years ago, and I'm absolutely determined to make them into a quilt this year. In fact, this year is quite a lot about finishing projects and tidying up for me :)

Susan said...

the fabric looks gorgeous! You've totally inspired me to take a trip to ziguzagu!

Leila said...

Goodness that sounds like it will be GORGEOUS! I cannot wait to see it!

Sarah said...

OH those fabrics are DELICIOUS!

I SO look forward to seeing what you do with them. Don't hold back girl - gooooo!

Christina said...

What wonderful soft and dreamy looking fabrics. And what fun the sourcing of those fabrics sound as well! I will also be looking forward to seeing what becomes of these beauties.

And the nighties! They are so lovely. Such sweetness, matching nighties for both little ones.

:)

sarah said...

That sounds like a beautiful idea. Hope to see the finished result on your blog sometime!

Andrea said...

lovely, can't wait to see what you do with them!