She loves to travel. I've never been to her house, but she tells me that she has Buddhas, candles and other Asian inspired motifs in her home. She's also told me that her favorite colors are pink, purple, blue and green. I'm trying to come up with some design that incorporates all of these elements and I'm not sure which way to go with it. I don't know whether to go loud and vibrant, soft and muted, Japanese Sashiko, Thai inspired, Indonesian Batik, etc.
Sashiko Quilt and Wall Hanging Designs | Sashiko: Traditional Japanese Sashiko Design & Instruction
One quiet Friday night I came across some cutesy Asian-themed fabric from a previous project, and I decided to make something of it with the goal of using only fabric I had on hand. I had a secondary goal of completing the top that very night. The little girl images would have been halved or missing parts. So I cut as many whole ones out as I could, resulting in just six squares — much less than I thought. But that was alright because I had plenty of colors to accentuate, and I had planned on having a good deal of white fabric as the background. The piecing of this little top was akin to putting together a puzzle, but I eventually did it.
Bedspreads, Duvet Covers, Throws & Quilts
Both were made with Asian-style fabrics, in cotton fat quarters. I quilted it with overlapping spirals, using a gold thread. The border is a black fabric with a gold dot pattern. The backing fabric is a very soft cream cotton.
This group of quilts, newly aquired for the RISD Museum collection, is compelling for its history of ownership, its remote origins, and its representation of regional traditions. The quilts were initially purchased by Anjali Mangaldas, who was born into an Indian textile family and studied textile design in England and the United States. In , after returning to India from her studies abroad, she traveled to the Kutch region of northwest India, where she met with individual craftspeople and purchased quilts and textiles that captivated her interest, as well as those that might inform her own textile work.