JQB Progress

I am slowly making progress with my JQB blocks. I try to fit them in when I have a couple of hours to sit at the sewing machine, uninterrupted.

JQB #7 Yamato kasuri igeta jūji (Yamato well curb cross)

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JQB #8 Meisen hana (Meisen silk flower)

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Horse!

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JQB #9 Kurume kasuri tōfu mon (White square pattern)

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JQB #10 Kurume kasuri kumitate ichimatsu (One-square check structure)

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JQB #11 Kurume kasuri igeta jūji (Kurume well curb cross)

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JQB #12 Yosegi jūji masu (Cross squares)

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#12 had an error in the pattern so I had to add a patch to the middle rectangle. If you’re making this block, cut the big middle rectangle 1/2″ longer than the pattern says.

JQB #13 Yosegi kōshi tsunagi (Lined check)

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I totally recommend this book. It has a ton of cool blocks & depending on your fabric choices they can look vastly different.

Japanese Quilt Blocks to Mix & Match

Japanese Quilt Blocks (JQB)

BF bought me this awesome book for Christmas.

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Inspired by Amanda’s Neutrals Quilt and Farmer’s Wife Quilt-a-Long, I decided I would make a neutrals JQB quilt.

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I have been tweeting and instagraming photos of the blocks as I make them. Here is what I have so far.

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JQB #1 Yosegi nikuzushi (Simple pairs)
This one I made a little scrappy because all I could see when looking at this block was a swastika & I’m totally not into that!

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JQB #2 Yosegi gokuzshi (Simple fives)

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JQB #3 Yosegi kawari nikuzushi (Simple pairs variation)
I love how striking this one is in black & white.

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JQB #4 Hirasan kuzushi (Simple three lines form)
The Alexander Henry fabric makes this one creepy…and I like it.

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JQB #5 Kurume kasuri igeta (Kurume well curb)

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JQB #6 Yamato kasuri igeta (Yamato well curb)
I really like this one too, even though the double gauze makes it a little wobbly.

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The book has a few sashiko blocks too. Sashiko is perfect for on-the-go handwork! I’ve drawn up #85 Raimon (Spiral) so I can pull it out & work on it whenever I have a few spare minutes. Oh, and I’m using sparkly floss!!