14 June 2011

Sashiko pillow

Design combines sakura - cherry blossom motifs -
and traditional hemp pattern.

My second sashiko project is this pillow. I purchased the pre-printed design on cloth from Miho Takeuchi at a quilt show and selected the dark blue and orange threads. After stitching, I added 2" borders to the design and backed it with the same batik fabric, purchased from The Fabric Corner, in Arlington, which has the best selection of batik fabrics around. Inserted a 16" polyester-stuffed pillow form and voila! - a gift for my Japanese language teacher. I hope she likes it.

Miho's website is:

The Fabric Corner's website is: http://www.fabriccornerinc.com/