Friday, 15 April 2011

Japanese Quilt Block Number 3

It is such a rainy day here in Auckland that the sewing room just kept on calling. I started the morning by quilting four Little Quilts that we make for NICU (Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit). These little quilts are just 20" by 24" so are fun and quick to quilt. And I get such good feedback from the staff and parents a the hospital who received these quilts that I just have to keep on going making more.

Last night I finished the next block from Susan Briscoe's Japanese Quilt Block book - I am so enjoying making these blocks with my old kimono scrap bag fabrics.
Japanese Quilt Block # 3

For applique I use the long, thin Jeanna Kimble Straw Needles and Clover Silk thread 
colour # 39. I use the freezer paper technique as I seem to get  a better finish 
with this method than iI do with needle turn.



  1. Yeah to the freezer paper method, much smoother lines I find when using it. I envy your kimono scrap stash Robyn and those little blocks are just delightful.

  2. I love this one. gorgeous colours and a fantastic flower shape.