May 24, 2015 | Posted in:Japanese

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on Wednesday, 27 May, from 10am until 12 noon.

Patricia will be demonstrating curved piecing:

SJP_curved piecing

Here is the requirements list from Patricia:

The project selected is called “Star Flower Mini Pouch”, from the book Natural Patchwork by Suzuko Koseki (available from the Canberra Quilters library). The above photo of the block; two blocks are needed for the pouch, or you could have one side with the flower and the other side plain. Materials needed are:

Fabric for the patchwork, assorted prints, for ONE block:

  •  Fabric A (background): 4 pieces, 5″ x 2 1/2″ (or one larger piece, about 10″ x 5 1/4″; allow extra material if fuzzy cutting)
  •  Fabric B (centre): 1 piece, 1″ x 1″
  •  Fabric C (petals): 4 pieces, 1 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ (again, no need to cut small rectangles, can simply bring one larger piece, about 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″)

 Other materials:

  • Fabric for the backing, one piece, 5 1/4″ x 9 3/4″
  • Fabric for the lining, one piece, 5 1/4″ x 9 3/4″
  • Quilt batting, one piece, 5 1/4″ x 9 3/4″. Preferably thin; iron-on pellon works well.
  • Fabric for the bias binding, one piece, 3/4″ x 10″
  • Zipper, one, 5 3/4″ long
  • Buttons, four, 1/2″ diameter (optional) 

Other sewing necessities:

  •  thread, needle, scissors, pins, marking pencils, etc.
  • A mini-iron comes handy, if you have one. I will bring mine for the meeting.
  • Cardboard to copy the patterns.

 We will only have time to work on the block during our meeting, but I will demonstrate how to finish the pouch. The block can also be used to make a needle case, or coasters. In case you are not too keen on the curved piecing, I will also have samples with alternative construction methods, specifically needle-turn applique or iron -on applique. If you know you would prefer the latter, you can also bring some Vliesofix in addition to the other materials.

 

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