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Monday, March 23, 2015

Loving Indigo - The World of Shigeko Asada

John and I took a trip to Ballan yesterday to attend the Ballan Festival and view the amazing Japanese quilts on show at Mill Rose Quilting.  It was a fundraiser for the Red Cross, a very worthy cause.  As with everything Sue organises, it was wonderful.
The quilts took our breath away...

and the stories behind each quilt were fascinating and touching too.

John had never seen sashiko and and fell in love with the look.  Lucky I love it too...so a sashiko quilt will definitely be on the cards in the future.
The exhibition heads on back to Japan tomorrow and I feel very lucky indeed to have seen it while it was visiting us.
If you are new to Sashiko there are three great tutorials HERE at Studio Aika. 

Just click on the Sashiko Tutorials button.

Now here are some wonderful free Sashiko designs for you to stitch.

You can find them  HERE at Embroidery.com

It is great to be back
Have a wonderful day


  1. What fabulous quilts! Looks like you had a wonderful visit! xx

  2. Such beautiful quilts! Thank you for sharing them with us.

  3. Lovely to have your precious self back, Melody.
    I too love sashiko. I made two sashiko embroidered bags many years ago and just the other day I was looking for the pattern to make another.
    Bless you!

  4. So good to have you back! I am so very very happy to hear it went well and that you are feeling better. Love always xxx

  5. how lovely to see them.... I keep meaning to have a go at Sashiko... I love the indigo colours...

  6. What a lovely, touching story behind the quilts.

  7. What an amazing exhibition Mel. wonderful that you got to go. Lovely to have you back on deck, and so glad you are feeling much better. Missed you

  8. Gosh that would have been so worth seeing, lucky you.

    1. Absolutely beautiful and so touching too. Thanks for sharing xx



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