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20191005: Indigo Haiku Quilt with Robin Atkins

A mixture of Japanese Indigo and Yarn-dyed fabrics that includes Japanese figures and family crests or mon, this quilt is as calming as it is beautiful. Simple, yet complex, a true example of what we Westerners love about Japanese art.

Hexie flowers appliqued onto neutral, yarn-dyed fabrics are a great way to showcase your beautiful Japanese indigo prints! Although it can easily be made larger or smaller, this quilt (finished size 40” x 45”) features 42 blocks.

In this 1-day workshop, we will make 4 blocks, plus have time to plan and discuss finishing your quilt. Made using English paper piecing techniques and simple block piecing, we will begin by cutting, basting, and stitching 4 hexie flowers. I will share my techniques for fussy cutting hexies, easy basting, and stitching them into flowers.

With many options for the centers of the hexie flowers - identical (cut from the same solid or print fabric), or (as in this case) fussy cut from the same fabric, which featured 42 different family crests, or embroider small (1.125 inch in diameter, or less) Sashiko designs on solid indigo-dyed fabric, this quilt will can be as personally yours as you choose to make it.

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Skill Level:
Skill Details:
Hand sewing, English Paper Piecing, Fuzzy Cutting, Basic Quilting and Finishing. Student must be able to complete quilt outside of classroom.
Materials Included:
Tuition and Pattern
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Instructor Name:
Robin Atkins
Instructor Bio:
Robin's main art medium is beading; however, she is an accomplished quilter embellishing many of her quilts with beads. Amazingly creative and talented, she also has a love of Japanese aesthetics which is demonstrated in this quilt called 'Indigo Haiku.'

Traveling widely to teach, lecture and research beadwork for over 25 years, Robin Atkins is a nationally known bead artist. She has authored 8 beading books, including her latest, The Complete Photo Guide to Beading, published by Creative Publishing International, and numerous magazine articles. Robin enjoys all types of beading. However, she especially loves to sew beads on cloth. Currently her two passions are designing wall art using her eco-dyed fabrics with bead embroidery and combining bead embroidery with bookmaking to create bead-embellished journals. She is excited to see the development of beadwork in the past two decades, as it has shifted from the world of craft toward the world of art.

20191005: Indigo Haiku Quilt with Robin Atkins

$ 55.00
Tuition & Pattern Only