- What a precious book! Review by Denise
I had seen Yoko's work in magazines, but this collection of projects is a gem. Her signature taupe fabrics and wonky blocks adds whimsy and charm to her designs. Yoko's fabric colors appeals to traditional quilters, while her modern bag designs redefine this old staple of every woman's accessory arsenal. I am glad she incorporated Sashiko into some of her offerings, as I have fallen in love with this Japanese technique.
If you like to make quilted bags and other unique gifts, this book by a Japanese seasoned quilter is a must-have for your quilt library!
(Posted on 6/3/14)
- Lovely book Review by Sherry
I've had a chance to sit down with this book and a cup of coffee. It wasn't long until I got the pencil out and started making notes for my next bag. The instructions are very detailed. And the photos are crisp and close so you can see the design sense that went in to each bag. There are full size templates for the pieces and the quilting/embroidery in the back of the book. She suggests you photocopy them as they are on both sides of the paper. I'm new to Yoko Saito but love everything she does. Her sense of beautiful neutrals and intentional irregularity make every item a unique piece of art.
(Posted on 4/8/14)