She brought in her fabric boards and I loved the shibori and the actual sashiko fabrics. I had thought sashiko was just the blue needlework stitch on white but there is actual sashiko fabric.
|Sheila with one of her fabric boards|
|Sheila DeRose quilt shown during lecture|
|Sheila Derose Sampler|
The start of my wallhanging and, yes, I did measure and try to match seams! I can still do it if I need to. The piece will have sashiko stitched centers over a star pattern. Now I have two wintertime hand stitching projects to do. Why was I interested in this class? Long ago, I started a fabric collection of Japanese quilting fabrics and just never knew what to do with them but truly wanted to use them authentically. Now, I know how.
But time to get to work this morning on the Christmas presents. Anyone else making presents?
Be creative, my friends!