From master quilt artist Yoko Saito, Japanese Quilting Piece by Piece explores traditional folk themes and interprets them with a vintage, yet modern feel Inside, you ll learn traditional patchwork techniques, such as log cabin, hexagons, baskets, and stars, sewn in soft sepia and taupe fabrics Featuring piecework, applique, machine stitching, handstitching, and embroidery, these projects are a delight for anyone who loves doing needlework You ll also discover large wall quilts as well as smaller projects, from fabric baskets and handbags to an apron and fabric cushions all with enclosed paper patterns.In her masterful style, Yoko Saito uses beautiful and meticulous stitching while still embracing the wabi sabi concept of imperfection, using odd shaped pieces and quilting with a free mind Japanese Quilting Piece by Piece invites all quilt artists to stray from conventional designs and create one of a kind quilts and quilted projects....
|Title||:||Japanese Quilting Piece by Piece: 29 Stitched Projects from Yoko Saito|
|Publisher||:||Interweave October 9, 2012|
|Number of Pages||:||152 pages|
|File Size||:||585 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Japanese Quilting Piece by Piece: 29 Stitched Projects from Yoko Saito Reviews
I've been a fan of Yoko Saito's work for many years and was very excited about this new book. I love the wonderful taupe and earth tone colors of her work, and the projects in this book are wonderful examples of this use of color. The directions seem thorough and clear, but I admit I haven't had a chance to try them and I also feel a bit intimidated by the precise piecing and appliqué of her work - but its inspiring at the same time as intimidating. My only complaint is that the pictures seem rather dark; they are clear enough to see the projects, but I feel that the projects would stand out more and benefit from better lighting (thus 4 stars rather than 5).
I wanted to really like this book. I'm a Japanophile, a quilter and I love, love, love Japanese taupe fabrics. As mentioned by another reviewer the photos, while very nice, are dark. And taupe fabrics, by their nature, are dark also. But I was particularly disappointed by the very brief and incomplete instructions given. I think it would be very difficult to successfully complete any of these items using these instructions. Also most of the pieces involve applique but the title of the book is "Japanese quilting" - not quite an appropriate title. I still like the book, I'm not going to return it, but I really doubt whether I will ever make anything from it.
I bought this book 'cause I've been checking out the purse on the front cover for quite a few months and was delighted to learn there was a book/pattern. I whipped up the purse on the front cover over the course of a weekend. Some instructions are not complete enough, but I love so many of the projects. Lots of hand sewing/applique going on thruout. I would change some of the methods to my own way of doing things but if someone wants to follow these instructions, the projects do come out. I just would do some things differently, but I am an experienced sewer. Love the book & project. Adapting some of the surface treatments to my own patterns.
I first saw Ms Saito's work three years ago in her a booth at the Houston International Quilt Festival. Of all the wonderful work I saw then, I kept going back to look at her offerings, and the items in this book are typical of that exquisite combination of perfectly simple, yet extraordinarily well executed beauty. She is an amazing artist and there is much to learn from this book for fiber artists at all levels.
I have several of Yoko Saito's books and they are always beautiful and inspiring. I seriously want to make all the projects!
I love, love, love this book. I'm always looking for a unique approach to crafting with fabric, and this book was a very good choice for me. The projects are beautiful and the instructions are excellent.But in response to the buyer who thinks the instructions are inadequate, I'd have to agree that a beginner would probably be lost. This book seems to be aimed at a more experienced sewing enthusiast.
Very interesting methods of quilting that offer may sophisticated looks. There is a full set of patterns attached, which is really handy. I can quilt but it's not my first choice in textile work so being excited about doing complete hand-quilting might offer you an idea of how much I value what I have read in this book.
loveit. made a purse. The picture not exactly like showing how to sew but ok.