Sunday, July 11, 2010

Kokeshi

I spent several months without buying a patchwork magazine. I don't know exactly why, I bought the May-June Quiltmania issue. In fact I know why, I saw a quilt with Kokeshi (Japanese dolls), and I just wanted to make it.
The pattern is by Susan Claire. You can see a picture of it here.
Before starting it, and since I dont want to use fused applique, I wanted to practise my needle applique skills.
I also had in mind a bag pattern by Ellen Medlock. You can see a picture here.

I ended with this:
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The bag pattern is brillant. Explained in details, easy to do. I do recommend it!
I had fun dong the applique too, and the practise was needed!

I wish you all a nice weekend!

6 comments:

Janet said...

Your bag turned out brilliant and your applique looks lovely. Great job. It's so nice to work with a great pattern. Loved looking at the photos from your last post too.

Vicki W said...

It turned out great!

Menopausal musing said...

That really is a beautiful bag. Love the graphic effect of the dolls.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

That is a fun looking bag! I love your choice of colours.

neki desu said...

one of your girls is going to be one happy camper!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your bag is great. I love the hand worked applique. It is wonderful. Great colors too.