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Beautiful Boutis Pattern Book

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I just found a really neet book at our local Japanese bookstore that I've never seen before and thought I'd leave a post about it for fans of whole cloth quilts. There are some really spectacular full size designs on pattern sheets in the back of the book that are very similiar to the ones seen in antique French wholecloth quilts.

Title: Boutis un objet blanc

Author: Kumiko Nakayama-Geraerts

Pub Date: 1/07

Here is a link to a website where you can see project photos and a little description in English (I think you can also buy the book here):

(The book is in Japanese and French. US$23.00)

Projects include several handbags, lap size whole cloth quilts, pillow shams/pillows, and a gorgeous vest.

Some of the designs would be perfect as a center medallion for a miniature whole cloth quilt. If you love trapunto, even better, as they were designed for boutis (stuffed embroidery), but I think they would also be spectacular as a hand quilted masterpiece and if you are really good at backtracking, these could possibly be used for machine quilting as well.

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Kathy, you always share the prettiest things. I still remember the bright colored wool blankets web site you shared a while back. Thank you for the link! I very much enjoyed seeing these wholecloth quilts. They are gorgeous!

"Of all the things a woman's hands have made---The quilt so lightly thrown across her bed---The quilt that keeps her loved ones warm---Is woven of her love and dreams and thread." excerpt from The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt by Carrie A. Hall

:rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes: 

Shana in North Pole, Alaska ---- The Farthest North APQS Sales Rep  
 Always quilting with her faithful friend, Mademoiselle Madeleine Millennium, Bliss-fully skating gracefully...and having lots of fun with IntelliQuilter

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I'm so glad you liked it! Wasn't the wedding dress incredible? I wonder how long it took her to make them? When you look at the stitching lines in the instruction photos they are quite large and irregular which made it seem easier than hand quilting without the stuffing. They looked more like basting stitches in some areas. In other areas its just a simple embroidery outline stitch. There is a small practice project inside the book that is the size of a coaster for beginners that gets turned into a fabric basket for things like your wedding rings.

I found a link with a photo of it on a French blog site here:

and here:

It looks like so much fun!

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