Quiltmania -mystery quilt/block of the month

19 01 2012

 

I love Quiltmania magazine, it’s the one that I never miss buying not least because it often has Japanese quilts in and they always amaze and inspire me.

http://www.quiltmania.com/english/home.html

On the Quiltmania website for free is their applique block of the month quilt for 2011.  You can see it in the photo.

They also have the first part of their mystery quilt for 2012.  Again it seems to have a lot of applique!  It is designed by Yoko Saito who has written lots of patchwork books.  She has made some videos to show the construction of the first block and these are available for free on the website.  The good news is that she is speaking French not Japanese.  Now what could be better – the chance to watch a master at work and to practice your French at the same time!

The videos are here

http://www.quiltmania.com/english/navigation-colonne-gauche/rubriques/video.html

Happy sewing

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3 responses

22 01 2012
Jeanette

It is Beatrice Arnaud in the video, not Yoko Saito. Looks a complicated applique pattern!

22 01 2012
brockhamptonquiltersusan

You are quite right Jeanette! It is Beatrice Arnaud making the quilt designed by Yoko Saito So maybe that explains why it is French rather than Japanese!.
Apologies to Beatrice.

23 01 2012
Jeanette

In the video she uses a glue pen for the applique. Would like to find out where to get it!

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