Tuesday, January 21, 2014

An Asian Quilt

I made this quilt for my grandson's Christmas one year.  He is Asian and loves all things Asian.  The fabrics were in the Asian section of a local quilt store.  It is a simple quilt made of plain blocks and borders.  The dragon in the center came from a vendor at a quilt show.  Before I put them in the quilt I checked out the meaning of the characters to be sure they were appropriate, but I don't remember what they mean.

The quilting is plain, straight lines done with a walking foot.  This is a great way to start learning to manipulate a quilt sandwich through the machine.  I was working on a Viking machine with the old, short throat so moving fabric was difficult, even with a small quilt like this.  The background of the characters and dragon was done with stippling.  I was very disappointed with my first effort so I ripped it all out and did it over again.  Stippling is not fun to rip and you have to be very careful not to rip the fabric.  I usually take out stitches from the back of the quilt so a slip and slit repair is less noticeable.  Happily, the quilt was well received.


  1. Being a quilter myself and I can appreciate all of the work and time spent on this lovely work of art.