Saturday, March 20, 2021

A New Project - Mola

In January 2018, I saw the "In Praise of Molas - Fumiko Nakayama" exhibit at the Tokyo Great International Quilt Festival.  That year Queenie and two other stitchers challenged themselves to complete a mola project.  Her finished bag can be seen here

Since then, I've wanted to make a mola.  The stitch group has decided to do this as our next project.  This week I have begun my project.  I chose three colors to begin - purple, yellow, and blue.

I sketched a little fish as a sort of pattern.

Using my white sashiko pencil, I traced it onto the fabric.

The white lines will be my cutting lines so I basted around them.

I was able to get a small start.

Stay tuned to see what happens next!


Vireya said...

That looks like an interesting project!

Queeniepatch said...

I hope you will have as much fun as I did.
What I learned while making my bag was that fabrics that easily fray are hard to handle. I think Fumiko Nakayama always uses cotton with a high thread count.
Looking forward to your progress and that of your group.

Lin said...

Its a lovely technique - have fun! xx

Jeanie said...

I can't wait to see what happens because I have no idea of what a mola is.

Shami Immanuel said...

It is going to be a beautiful piece of art.

kiwikid said...

Looks like an interesting project, can't wait to see what your group do.

Leonore Winterer said...

I'm not entirely sure what a Mola is, but I'm looking forward to seeing it develop!