The fabric is here. The idea is settled. The pattern drawn. Only thing missing? Time to work!
|Keiko Goke designs. Made in Japan by Yuwa.|
I've started a new large art quilt - a double wedding ring made with no pattern, and limited use of the ruler - all 'improv' so to speak. All of the fabrics are imported from Japan (purchased on Etsy at Fabric Party) and were designed by Keiko Goke --- she is one of the many talented artists featured in my upcoming book and I thought it would be fun to create a quilt in her style.
The book pictured in the first photo is Keiko Goke's latest book in English. Last year I reviewed it here.
This is my inspiration!
Keiko Goke. My Double Wedding Ring, 2008.
Cotton: 88 x 87 in. (224 x 220 cm.)
Machine pieced, hand embroidery, machine quilted.
Here's a very rough pattern of the block. This is not really a template... I plan to freehand cut and sew, but I needed something to gauge whether the blocks were in the vicinity of the size I needed.
The center of each wedding ring block will be wool! I found these beautiful colorful cuts at my local quilt store. So happy with these selections.
More to come as I finish the blocks and piece this one together.