San Kamon Gallery

Supply list for the San Kamon quilt:
Finished size 17” x 37” (43cm x 94cm) for either version
For the appliqué version:
1 yd (91cm) of multicolor print for border , lattice & binding
Fat quarters of 3 different fabrics for bias strips
1/3 yd (30.5cm) of light fabric for background of appliqué blocks
5/8 yd (57cm) for backing
Fusible bias tape maker and fusible web or bias bars - for making your own bias tape
OR
For the embroidered version:
1 yd (91cm) of print - border, pleated flange & backing
1/3 yd (30.5cm) of black fabric for lattice strips
1/3 yd (30.5cm) of light fabric for background of embroidery blocks
1/3 yd (30.5cm) of lightweight fusible interfacing for embroidery blocks
1 skein of #12 perle cotton (1 strand) or DMC black (2 strands)

Optional: To inkjet print these designs on your fabric, buy the Inklingo for San Kamon Collection

 

September and October 2013 - San Kamon hand applique workshops at the Blue Iris Quilt Shop in Palo Cedro, CA.
The first four blocks are by quilters from San Mateo who came up for a two day quilting retreat. Their second workshop was learning the twilling stitch. The last three blocks were done by quilters from the Redding area. All the students' blocks were square, but some were held up at an angle, so they appear slightly distorted in the pictures.

 

Grace Hardy's starflower block

Grace Hardy's starflower block

Leila Sigler's starflower block

Leila Sigler's starflower block

Mary Ellen Huber's starflower block

Mary Ellen Huber's starflower block

Marianne Zalar's starflower block

Marianne Zalar's starflower block

Debbie Johnson's starflower block

Debbie Johnson's starflower block

Audra Curtis' starflower block

Audra Curtis' starflower block

Sally Morton's starflower block

Sally Morton's starflower block

 

April 2012

Six Rings block done in crayon and embroidery

Here's the Six Rings block done in crayon and hand embroidery with the back stitch. The block is shown below with the other two blocks from San Kamon, which were done in the same way!

The 3 blocks of San Kamon done in crayon and backstitching.

October 25, 2011 - San Kamon workshop for the Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association

Mary Reed's block

Mary Reed's block

Julie Kloper's block with border fabric

Julie Kloper's block with border fabric.

Mel Beach's block

Mel Beach's block

Peggy Albert's blocks with border fabric

Peggy Albert's blocks with begonia border fabric

Charlotte Scholberg's mini Celtic quilt

Charlotte Scholberg's 7 1/4" mini quilt 2006

Susan Arnold's blocks

Susan Arnold's blocks - center design is two San Kamon blocks interlaced

Charlotte Scholberg's quilt

Charlotte Scholberg's 42" square quilt - 1999-2000

Shelagh Deming's blocks.

Shelagh Deming's blocks. She experimented with mirror imaging the San Kamon block in different ways.

 

Oct. 1, 2010 - Wouldn't it be great if you could print these designs on your background blocks using your inkjet printer? Print the block designs in different sizes? Or how about printing the design so that it can be pieced together to make large blocks with the design ready for applique, embroidery or quilting? Learn about Inklingo by trying a free applique pattern and getting the detailed applique printing instructions. Then buy the Inklingo for San Kamon PDF and make as many blocks, in whatever sizes, as you want!

Here are some full color quilt layouts for San Kamon:

Appliqued and embroidered version of San Kamon quilt.

Celtic blocks alternating between applique and embroidery.

San Kamon quilt with pieced borders.

Celtic quilt with pieced borders made with 4 patch and 9 patch corners.

Applique and embroidery San Kamon quilt.

Celtic quilt in an indigo color theme, with applique and embroidery

Pieced half block version of San Kamon quilt.

Celtic applique and embroidery on blocks pieced from rectangles.

Applique on four patch blocks in a San Kamon quilt.

Celtic applique on four patch blocks with pieced borders.

Four patch pieced block version of San Kamon quilt.

Celtic applique and embroidery on pieced four patch blocks.

December 1, 2009 - Using Babylock's new Sashiko machine, Scarlett stitched two of the San Kamon blocks on linen look fabrics. The first two are done on dark blue, the next two are on teal fabric. Three blocks were stitched with heavy white thread and the fourth was stitched with a varigated Sulky cotton thread.

Sashiko Sakura
Sashiko Starflower
Sashiko Sakura on teal
Sashiko Starflower on teal with varigated thread.

November 2010 - Christine Johnson finished her harvest version of San Kamon! This holiday tablerunner is for her long dining table.

Christine's finished San Kamon tablerunner.

October 10, 2009 - Christine Johnson's work in progress on a harvest version of the San Kamon pattern, using one of the block designs made with three different fabrics. She laid them out on this rich pumpkin harvest print by Timeless Treasures.

Christine's San Kamon harvest wallhanging in progress.

Christine is using Fairy Frost fabrics for the background blocks and the bias. Here are closeups of the blocks she's made:

Closeup of one of Christine's blocks.

Here's the second block Christine has hand appliqued.

The second of Christine's blocks.

Here's the third block. Christine used only one of the San Kamon block designs, choosing instead to make three versions of the same block.

The third of Christine's blocks.

Here's a couple closeups, showing a block from the San Kamon pattern sample wallhangings so you can see how different it looks appliqued or embroidered.

Closeup of the Chinese flower block in San Kamon.

The multicolor print for the border & lattice in the applique version is Yoshiko by Blank Quilting. The exact fabric pattern is #BTR-M4590.

Closeup of the embroidered version of the Chinese flower block.

Here's the same design in the embroidered version. It was hand quilted inside the embroidered lines.

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