Jillian Tamaki

Embroidered Quilt: The Machines Are Alive

Jan 17th, 2012

I just finished another big quilt. I’ve been working on it for about 6 months… mostly picking at it after work (it’s hand-quilted). The theme for this one is “The Machines Are Alive”.

I really haven’t figured out how to get a nice straightforward shot of these large quilts, so these’ll have to do. Maybe one day I’ll get them professionally shot or something.

P.S. You can search all embroidered/quilt/fiber works by looking under the quilts or fiber tags.

Cult Quilt

Aug 25th, 2011

Here’s a quilt I made a few months ago. I call it The Cult Quilt because it looks like someone in a cult made it. Is it hideous or cool? Maybe a bit of both. Whatever. I learned a lot making it… the thing is handquilted and took forever.

Tiny Quilt: Blue + Orange

Jun 28th, 2011

Ergo: Quilt Type Experiment

Jun 18th, 2011

Monster Quilt

Sep 1st, 2010

I’ve taken up embroidery in a very enthusiastic yet clumsy way. Here this my first completed project! It’s a small quilt with a monster theme. Fun with a LOT of missteps, but I’m learning.

It was pleasant to work in an unfamiliar medium with some real inherent limitations. And, oddly enough, it was kind of nice to produce something that must be seen in person to be fully appreciated. STILL! How to get a great photos of embroidered quilts… ?! It’s tough! If you have experience on such matters, let me know.