This is the center medallion of the third wabi sabi quilt (except that the medallion won't be quite in the center). I like the batik in the middle. See the close-up photo below. I found both dark batiks at the Quilted Ewe in Winsted, CT. The green fabric that looks like grass came from there too. Mary (the owner) has lots of great fabrics. I always find some treasures there. I'll show you when this quilt is finished.
This is quilt top #2 in my new Wabi Sabi series. It measures 63" x 82." The actual sewing was fast, but it took me some time to consider the layout. It was fun to make. The close-up photo below shows the individual fabrics a little better. The background is taupe (Kona Sand). Now I'm daydreaming about #3.
And the pattern is finished too! This is a raw-edge machine applique quilt. The final task is trimming off all the loose threads after machine washing and drying. But then it has a nice soft texture.
Wabi sabi is a Japanese aesthetic that finds beauty in simplicity,
authenticity, imperfection, and the natural cycle of growth and decay. It also involves asymmetry which goes against my natural default settings. That's part of the fun of making a quilt like this.
Wabi Sabi quilt by Karen Griska.
All of these photos were taken after machine washing and drying.
Katell from France made this beautiful springtime tulips quilt. She was inspired by a tulips quilt in the book Georgia Quilts and by LeeAnn's tulips quilt on Nifty Quilts. You can read more about Katell's quilt and see photos of all three quilts on her blog Quilteuseforever.
I've been wanting to make a wabi sabi style quilt for a while, and just finished my first one today. Now I can't wait to make another. This is raw-edge machine applique. The frayed edges will add a nice touch. I'll show you how it looks after machine washing and drying.