Japanese master quilter Yoko Saito returns with an all-new collection of house projects to build and enjoy! Twenty bags, totes, purses, pouches, wall quilts, and more celebrate two sides of Ms. Saito's work--her traditional patchwork roots and her fanciful applique creations.
Create a city skyline, construct a tiny town, stitch and frame single dwellings, or applique a giant mushroom house owned by two little ladybugs--so many fresh ideas to savor. Inspired by her travels throughout Europe and the Scandinavian countries, Yoko Saito clearly feels right at home with houses--they reflect the warmth of the world around us.
96 pages, 64 full color photos, 32 b/w
Celebrated Japanese quilt artist Yoko Saito is well-known for her detailed work and unique use of taupe color palettes. She learned to quilt after seeing antique quilts in America and has been inspired over the years to create her own style and designs. A prolific author of quilt books, she also designs fabric and her patterns are often seen in Japanese quilt and crafting magazines. In addition, she appears in various media, and has had her own television series called Fashion Workshop, broadcast by NHK TV. She serves as an instructor at the NHK Culture Center, Nihon Vogue Gakuen, and is a member of the Japan Needlework Exhibit. She currently owns and runs a quilt shop and school called Quilt Party in Chiba Prefecture, just outside of Tokyo.