Quilt by Cyndi Hershey m u se

From the collection of the Allentown Art Museum
Quilt by Cyndi Hershey
Finished Quilt Size: 36½" x 48½"
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What is Katagami?
Katagami are Japanese paper stencils that are
used in the process of dyeing textiles. A technique used for over 1000 years, these stencils
were used primarily for printing decorative
patterns on kimono textiles. “Katagami” is
comprised of two kanji (characters). The first,
“kata” means “pattern” or “template,” and the
second, “gami” represents “paper”. Therefore,
the resulting Japanese word denotes paper
template or in English, stencil.
Stencil from the Allentown Art Museum collection.
Photo courtesy of the Allentown Art Museum.
Multiple layers of thin washi paper are used
to create the stencil. “Washi” is traditional,
handmade Japanese paper. The paper is
bonded with a glue that is extracted from
persimmons. This glue makes a strong, flexible brown paper. The bonding enhances its
strength and stiffness, enabling skilled pattern
craftsmen to create their delicate designs.
Four principal cutting techniques are used:
1. Pulling the knife towards the artist, which
results in long, straight cuts.
2. Carving patterns, which allows for
figurative designs.
3. Cutting circular patterns, often in fanlike designs.
4. Using shaped punches.
The stencil patterns can be extremely
intricate and, consequently, fragile. Often, a fine
silk thread lattice was overlaid on the stencil
to hold it in place on the fabric as it was being
dyed. Hundreds of years ago, it was not unusual that human hair was used instead of silk,
but silk was less likely to warp and was usually
finer. By multiple alignments of the stencil,
large areas could be printed to create repeat
patterns. The stencil was not generally used
for more than one kimono, although multiple
stencils can be cut at the same time.
The Allentown Art
Museum of the Lehigh
Valley is located in
Allentown, PA. Founded
by teacher, painter and
critic Walter Emerson
Baum, the museum was founded in 1934 and
incorporated in 1939. The museum serves over
100,000 participants annually, of whom more
than 13,000 are children in school programs.
The museum’s collection of more than 13,000
works of art offers the surrounding community
the opportunity to experience nearly 2,000
years of cultural heritage, in an accessible
and visitor-friendly environment. For more
information, visit our website at:
www.allentownartmuseum.org
Fabrics from the “Katagami” (Style #3987) by The Allentown Art Museum for Red Rooster Fabrics.
Fabric Requirements:
A.Pattern #21192 – DKBLU1............................................................1 yard
B.Pattern #21193 – DKBLU1...........................................................1/4 yard
C.Pattern #21194 – DKBLU1...........................................................1/4 yard
D.Pattern #21195 – DKBLU1...........................................................1/8 yard
E.Pattern #21196 – DKBLU1...........................................................1/2 yard
F. Pattern #21197 – DKBLU1...........................................................3/8 yard
G.Pattern #21197 – BLU1................................................................1/8 yard
H.Pattern #21198 – DKBLU1...........................................................1/8 yard
I. Pattern #21199 – DKBLU1...........................................................1/2 yard
J. Pattern #21645 – CRE1................................................................3/8 yard
K.Pattern #21625 – DKBLU1...........................................................7/8 yard
L.Tokyo #12615 – DKRED1............................................................1/4 yard
Backing of choice.................................................................. 11/2* or 3 yards
(*if extending with frame strips.)
Batting .............................................................................................43" x 54"
Additional Supplies:
Small piece of template plastic
1/ yard paper-backed lightweight fusible web
2
Dark red thread for machine appliqué
Cutting Instructions:
Please read all instructions carefully before beginning. 1/4" seam allowance is
included in measurements and all strips are cut across the width of the fabric
unless noted otherwise. Label pieces and keep together until ready to sew.
A.Pattern #21192 – DKBLU1 (koi print):
Cut one 141/2" x 161/2" rectangle positioning fabric as you desire within
shape. Sufficient fabric has been allowed to permit experimenting with
fabric placement.
B. Pattern #21193 – DKBLU1 (wavy stripe):
Trace circle shape provided onto template plastic and cut one. Fuse
paper-backed fusible web onto wrong side of fabric. Use template to
trace six circles onto front of fabric positioning fabric as you desire.
Cut circles from fabric. Note: If you prefer, you can cut & iron fusible web
as individual pieces although I found it easier to iron web to reverse of fabric
prior to tracing/cutting circles.
C.Pattern #21194 – DKBLU1 (leaf print):
Cut four 47/8" squares. Cut each square in half diagonally to yield eight
half-square triangles. You will only use seven.
D.Pattern #21195 – DKBLU1 (pine needle print):
Cut one 31/2" strip; subcut one 31/2" x 241/2" rectangle. Use remainder
to cut three 21/2" x 41/2" rectangles.
E. Pattern #21196 – DKBLU1 (fern print):
Cut one 131/2" strip; subcut one 81/2" x 131/2" rectangle. Use remainder
to cut three 61/2" squares and two 13/4" x 31/2" rectangles.
F. Pattern #21197 – DKBLU1 (dark chrysanthemum print):
Cut one 41/2" strip; subcut six 41/2" squares.
Cut one 61/2" strip; subcut three 6 1/2" squares.
G. Pattern #21197 – BLU1 (light chrysanthemum print):
Cut one 31/2" strip; subcut five 31/2" x 61/2" rectangles.
H. Pattern #21198 – DKBLU1 (yukata texture print):
Cut one 31/2" strip; subcut ten 31/2" squares.
I. Pattern #21199 – DKBLU1 (shibori print):
Cut one 31/2" strip; subcut eight 31/2" squares. Cut five 21/4" strips
for binding.
J. Pattern #21645 – CRE1 (cream solid):
Cut one 47/8" strip; subcut four 47/8" squares. Cut each square in half
diagonally to yield eight half-square triangles. You will only use seven.
Use remainder of 47/8" strip to cut two 3" x 31/2" rectangles, two 3"
squares and two 21/2" squares. Cut one 21/2" strip; subcut twelve 21/2"
squares. Cut one 3" strip; subcut four 3" x 41/2" rectangles.
K.Pattern #21625 – DKBLU1 (mottled print):
Cut one 31/2" strip; subcut four 31/2" x 61/2" rectangles. Cut two
1" strips; subcut two 1" x 241/2" rectangles. Cut one 21/2" strip;
subcut twelve 21/2" squares. Cut four 41/2" strips. Use one strip to
cut 41/2" x 201/2" border. Use remainder to cut twelve 11/2" x 41/2"
rectangles. Use the remaining three 41/2" strips to cut one each:
41/2" x 241/2", 41/2" x 281/2" and 41/2" x 321/2". Use remainder to
cut six 41/2" squares.
L. Tokyo #12615 – DKRED1 (red tonal print):
Cut two 11/2" strips; subcut four 11/2" x 161/2" rectangles. Cut one
1" strip; subcut one 1" x 31/2" rectangle and two 1" x 61/2" rectangles.
PIECING INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Sew one (L) 11/2" x 161/2" rectangle to opposite sides of the (A) rectangle.
Press toward strips. Sew remaining (L) 11/2" rectangles to the top and
bottom of (A); press.
2. Draw diagonal lines on the wrong side of each (K)
K
K
21/2" square. With right sides together, place one
1
marked square in a corner of one (E) 6 /2" square.
E
Sew on the drawn line and trim excess to 1/4".
Repeat for all corners of each (E) square. Press
K
K
toward (K) triangles.
3. Draw diagonal lines on the wrong side of twelve (J) 21/2" squares. With
right sides together, place one marked square in the corner of one (F)
61/2" square. Sew on the drawn line and trim excess to 1/4". Repeat for
all corners of each (F) square. Press toward (J) triangles.
4. Refer to quilt diagram to position blocks from steps 2 & 3. Sew
together into pairs and press seams in alternate directions. Sew pairs
together. Press. Sew to the step 1 unit.
5. Refer to quilt diagram: sew one (K) 11/2" x 41/2" rectangle to top and
bottom of each (D) 21/2" x 41/2" rectangle. Press toward (K). Sew one (K)
11/2" x 41/2" rectangle to sides of each (D) rectangle. Press toward (K).
Refer to diagram and sew one (J) 3" x 41/2" rectangle in between each of
the framed (D) rectangles. Sew an additional (J) rectangle to each end of
the (D) units. Press toward the framed (D) units.
6. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong
G
side of each (H) 31/2" square. With right H
sides together, place one marked square
G
H
H
H
in the corner of one (G) 31/2" x 61/2"
rectangle Sew on the drawn line and trim excess to 1/4". Press toward (H)
triangle. Repeat on opposite corner of the (G) rectangle using another
marked square. Press. Repeat to make a total of five flying-geese units.
7. Repeat step 6 using (I) 31/2" squares and (K) 31/2" x 61/2" rectangles.
Make four flying-geese units.
8. Refer to quilt diagram to sew step 6 & 7 units together. Sew one (L)
1" x 61/2" rectangle between units as shown. Press.
9. Sew step 5 section beneath top section. Press toward step 5 section. Sew
step 8 section to bottom of step 5 section. Press toward step 5 section.
Sew one (K) 4 1/2" x 281/2" border to right of this section of the quilt.
Press toward border.
10. Sew one (K) 1" x 241/2" strip to top and bottom of the (D) 31/2" x 241/2"
rectangle. Press toward the (K) strips.
11. Center and fuse the (B) circles to the right side of each (K) 41/2"square.
Machine appliqué circles using dark red thread that coordinates with
the dark red fabric used in the quilt. Refer to quilt diagram and sew (F)
41/2" squares alternately with appliquéd (K) squares forming two rows.
Press toward (F) squares. Join rows together and press.
12. Sew step 10 and step 11 sections together. Press. Sew the (K)
41/2" x 241/2" to the bottom and press.
13. Sew one 13/4" x 31/2" (E) rectangle to top and bottom of (L) 1" x 31/2"
rectangle. Press. Sew one (J) 3" x 31/2" rectangle to each side of (E/L)
unit. Press. Draw diagonal line on the wrong side of both (J) 3" and
21/2" squares. With right sides together, place one marked 3" square
on one top corner of (E) 81/2" x 131/2" rectangle. Sew on the drawn line
and trim excess to 1/4". Repeat with opposite corner using remaining 3"
square. Repeat process using the marked 21/2" squares for the bottom
of the (E) rectangle. Sew together the top and bottom sections of the
ginger jar block.
14. Sew left side of ginger jar block to right side of step 12 section. Press.
15. With right sides together, sew one (C) and one (J) 47/8" triangle
together. Press toward (C). Repeat for a total of seven half-squaretriangle units. Refer to diagram and sew three of these units to top
of (K) 41/2" x 321/2" border. Press toward border. Sew border unit to
the left side of quilt center and press toward border.
16. Sew the four remaining half-square-triangle units from step 13 together
as shown in diagram. Sew combined units to left side of (L) 41/2" x
201/2" border. Press toward border. Sew border unit to top of quilt and
press toward border.
Finishing:
1. Prepare backing to measure 43" x 54".
2. Layer quilt top, batting and backing. Baste layers together and quilt
as desired.
3. Trim batting and backing even with quilt top.
4. Join (I) 21/4" binding strips together with diagonal seams; press.
Sew binding to quilt using your preferred method.
3¾" Circle Template
100%
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4½" x 20½"
J
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4½" x 28½"
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4½" x 32½"
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Quilt Diagram
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