Saturday, October 30, 2010

Class on Japanese Orinuno Quilting...

 In my last post, I wrote about our introduction to the exciting art of Orinuno Quilting from Lisbet Borggren.  Here we all are, very much engrossed in Lisbet's instructions on how to construct our cardboard templates with a compass!  

 Tying our gathered fabric circles around the templates.  The more fingers here, the better!!

 In the middle of the circles, you place your piece of batting and fabric, cut from a square template, and fold\iron the curved edges over.  If you've done it right, all the corners should be nice and even!!   Then, you quilt around the edges.

Here's the back side of some of our first blocks!

And the front sides, too!!  So interesting how they can be so different!

And here's Lisbet's own sample of a table-cloth she constructed using circle templates combined with triangles instead of the squares we used.  Lots of different variations on this technique!  Feel free to check out my Picasa album for more pics from Lisbet's course.

If you're interested in trying this form of quilting, these two books by Sachiyo Muraki are really great.  They're written in Japanese, but the pictures and measurements are quite clear!

Enjoy your Saturday evening!!

All the best!
Mary Ann


ria vogelzang said...

Thanks for your lovely report and those great pictures!
Enjoy your sunday! ;)

Graciela Fumasoni said...


Aunt 'Reen said...

WOW...this entire thread is VERY interesting! I love all the pictures you included too! I will have to find a source for these books and try the technique myself.

Thank you SO MUCH for sharing!


Minka's Studio said...

Thank you for posting this -- especially the close-ups of the technique. I've wanted to do this ever since I saw the grand prize winner at the Vermont Quilt Festival in 2008. The quilt was enormous and the quiltmaker named it "Thank God It's Finally Finished". I'm trying to find an online photo of it but no luck.

Minka's Studio said...

Here's a link to a photo of a giant quilt done in the same style shown in your photos:

karenfae said...

so interesting, I have not seen this method would be interesting to try it.

Paula said...

Mary Ann thank you for great pictures. Can you get the books in english? This is all very intersting.


Trines hobby said...

Thank you for sharing. I have to try this myself!

Leanne said...

Wow that is amazing. I do enjoy hand work not sure I could make a quilt though. I do like the blocks you have made.

Sara said...

Hi Mary Ann. So happy to see you at Tangled Happy. Thanks for leaving a comment! I just love Japanese inspired crafting. They have some amazing ideas. These are beautiful! :)

a.niza said...

I have this book since 2009 but I never made any attempt to try the technique yet until I saw them on yr blog. I want to give my hand a try making at least a few blocks...Thanks for sharing the pretty pictures!!