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Thread: Showcase of Asian Fabrics made and quilted by feline fanatic

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    Showcase of Asian Fabrics made and quilted by feline fanatic

    I love Asian prints but have a hard time finding good patterns to showcase them. Two years ago at the Bennington Quilt show I saw a quilt that was simple circles of fussy cut Asian prints appliqued to squares. I thought what an ingenius way to showcase Asian prints. So without a pattern, only a picture of this quilt I set out making "Karyukai - Flower and Willow world". I hand appliqued fussy cut 5" circles to 6 " squares and just to make things fun and different from the quilt I saw at Bennington, I set my squares on point. The background fabrics fade from very light white on white prints in the center to darker hues of beige, tan and gold. I had a load of fun picking the different elements from Asian prints to fussy cut. Gorgeous flowers, sand hill cranes, koi fish and of course Geisha. With so many geisha I dubbed the quilt after the world of Geisha, Karyukai which translates to flower and willow world. For a geisha is beautiful like a flower but strong and flexible like a willow tree. I background quilted stylized chrysanthemum flowers behind the appliqued circles, then a stylized curly willow leaf in the inner border and a very asian inspired ginko leaf in the outer border. I wish I had a better place in my house to photograph quilts but no place is quite big enough to get the whole quilt in. As always, I look forward to reading your comments.

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    Your quilt is simply lovely...great job
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    Beautiful!!!!

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    That is gorgeous.

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    What a wonderful quilt you have created! The fabrics and your design are beautiful and your quilting on this is out of this world! Great job!

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    It is beyond beautiful. Drooling all over my computer!! ;o) What a far cry from the feed sacks our grandmothers used!!
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    nice quilt and quilting

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    incredibly beautiful.
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    WOW is all I have to say....love it
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    Wow that is amazing!

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    ​Absolutely beautiful, both the quilt and the quilting!

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    You made a beautiful quilt

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    Holy moly, feline--you're a master. I really love how you faded the background. Quilting is superb. Thanks for letting me know it was here!!!

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    wonderful quilt and quilting
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    Very inspiring!
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    I love the way you "showcased" each of those beautiful asian prints. And the quilting... just makes me beyond envious of your talent and skills. Is it harder to work on your own quilts? in that you fuss more over just how to quilt it?

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    really like your quilt, it sure shows your lovely fabrics. nice work

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    Perfect way to show off beautiful Asian prints. Your quilt is lovely!

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    So beautiful, great work!!!!!

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    Your pattern sure did showcase your beautiful fabrics. It is absolutely beautiful and your quilting is too.
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    That is simply gorgeous. The quilting is awesome. love the ginkgo leaves.
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    What a beautiful way to show off those fabrics!

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    This is absolutely amazing.......
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    Gorgeous quilt. My favorite asian themed quilt EVER

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    Who would have thought that such a beautiful quilt could come from circles and squares???? Super job!

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