“Asian Charm” Finished

13 05 2014

Asian fabric

Do you remember seeing these Asian fabric scraps? They were pictured in my March Fabric Resolution post. If you recall, instead of making a quilt myself, I gifted them to Trinity who wanted to make a quilt for her sister. Here is the lovely result.

Trinity with Asian Charm

Inspiration for this queen size quilt came from a photo clipped from the Keepsake Quilting catalog several years ago. (Unfortunately, Keepsake Quilting is not currently offering the pattern for sale.) Trinity modified the design by using blue instead of red strips around all four sides of the quilt.

Trinity cut the Asian scraps into 5″ squares and strip-pieced the alternate blocks. She added length to the backing of the quilt by inserting two rows of leftover squares.

Asian back

I longarmed the quilt with a clamshell design designed by Kathie James using a honey colored polyester thread. The thread color picks up the gold flecks in some of the Asian prints.

Asian = Kathie James' q design'

Trinity intuitively knew that blue fabric would perfectly finish the quilt’s edge.

Asian binding

I think the quilt looks great on my sofa . . . and I wonder if there are enough Asian scraps to make another quilt!

Asian on sofa

Trinity and I both know Monica will love her quilt because she really likes Asian prints but most of all because a loving sister made it especially for her.

Asian on rocker





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