Please peek at my blogpost on 30th June 2011 where I gave a preview of my Geisha quilt. We have had Japanese gentlemen visiting our office so I asked them to help me by translating the Japanese writing on the quilt blocks. Turns out that the Japanese ladies in the 4 corners of the quilt are quite famous. These are prints of famous and centuries old (1600-1800) artwork depicting the era of the geisha’s and samurai’s. The originals of this artwork can seen in a museum in Tokyo.
Little did I know when I bought a pretty piece of Japanese print fabric what I was actually buying….. Way to go…..Liz! Naturally I have now renamed my quilt: Geisha’s. The quilt was pieced and machine quilted on the Janome Horizon and the embroidery of the 2 Koi fish was done on the Janome MC11000 Special Edition (Square hoop)
Please see next blog post for step-by-step pictorial review of how I used the Janome Quilt Binder to bind my Geisha quilt.