Sunday, February 3, 2013

ASIJ Gala Auction quilt

The ASIJ (American School in Japan) Gala quilt group has been meeting on Tuesday mornings to work on this year's quilt, which features a background pieced from kasuri, and three striking carp pieced from silks and chirimen.  With the March deadline looming I'm trying to join in as much as possible.

This golden carp needed to be pieced/ needle turn appliqued.  Satisfying work especially when the basting had already been done, and when stabilizer had been used.  And time flew as we chatted away.

The fish were designed by master quilter JulieF of My Quilt Diary - check out her blog for more detail about this awesome quilt.  The fabrics were chosen so very carefully.  Stunning!

These finished fish...

await their placement back into the water -

These ladies set the bar high!  It promises to be a stunning addition to the Gala auction, and will hopefully command a high price to benefit the school.