I’ve been buying the lovely sewing magazine – Quiltmania – on and off since the beginning of this year, and through it encountered the work of the Japanese quilter, Yoko Saito. You can find her website – Quilt Party – just here. I really love her style – it’s very precise, subtle, delicate and decorative, with an old-fashioned, nostalgic quality – and I wanted to share my enthusiasm a little bit.
Yoko Saito has a ton of books to her name and I spent a great deal of time standing by the Quiltmania stand at the Festival of Quilts browsing through her books – it was so hard to choose! Anyway, it says a lot about the quality of the patterns and the pictures in the book I finally went for, that the one I chose is in, errrr, French.
Here it is…
I spotted this gorgeous Christmas tree wall hanging first. I am definitely going to make one of these in the run up to Christmas Eve – I love everything about it.. Look at those gorgeous stuffed creatures too!
I love her applique especially – this bag is such a beauty. The organic shapes she creates in her designs have a lovely combination of traditional and contemporary.
One of my favourite designs is this lovely purse made with little triangles. Her use of fabrics is so attractive, and I really like how she uses her patchwork to make up into such stunning 3D objects.
This bag is top of my wish list to make when I have about a year to spare. Look at that gorgeous quilting! I think it’s the combination of the beautiful muted colours and the gorgeous texture in the quilting that makes Yoko Saito’s work so appealing to me. So now can you see why I bought the book?!