Monday, May 3, 2010
I have a small collection of Japanese fabrics too. About 50 - 70 pieces (fat quarters & smaller) was inherited from an older lady friend who passed away a few years ago.
I found a few Asian things you might be interested in:
Check out the Chinese Lantern Quilt Block
Japanese Fans by Marsha Evans Moore
Expedition Asian Wall Hanging
Asian Fan Placemat
Studio Aika has lots of interesting information about Sashiko. Check out the Sashiko tutorials.
If you want to get started stitching Sashiko, I recommend Susan Briscoe's The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook. Susan also blogs about Sashiko and other stitching.