Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Oriental Wall Hangings

Japanese poppy squares used uniquely

Can you spot the Japanese poppy blocks on each Oriental wall hanging? They are so pretty with oriental fabrics. These are Michael Miller panels that I bought and added borders of Japanese parasols and the Japanese poppy blocks. I did "Sashiko quilting" (Japanese style quilting with large white cotton thread making each stitch the length of a grain of rice. I learned that in Japan a few years ago.
I am also giving you the pattern again for the block, that you can download from the blog. Check May 5, 2010 blog for directions. Happy Days!

March 1st St. Patrick's Day the 17th yeh

I have been under the weather with asthma and laryngitis.....no voice for 4 full days. Terrible for a lady to have that. I'm sure Mr. Whoozy even got tired of having to read lips. ha
Here's the Shamrock pattern for you to use for your Seasonal Quilt for the month of March. Click on May 5, 2010 on the right hand side of this blog and it will have "how to download" just one thing from the blog. You can use the pattern to make 3 Shamrocks for your plain blocks on your quilt. I am not using mine like a huge bulletin board. So handy. Just pin the things you want to remember to do on certain days onto the plain blocks. on a little piece of paper taped to the shamrocks. Neat.