Wabi Sabi Quilted Vest

Rae crafted this collaged and quilted Tabula Rasa Vest from a variety of fabrics in her stash.  The Japanese ladies were cut out from a cotton quilting panel and raw-edge collaged to the surface of the vest.  In our blog archive, read all about Rae’s decision making process in Piece a Quilted Vest and her construction process in Quilted Vest Ready for Spring.  The vest is based on the Tabula Rasa Jacket pattern with the funnel neck style from Rain or Shine Variations.

In traditional Japanese aesthetics, wabi-sabi is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of appreciating beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete” in nature. It is prevalent throughout all forms of Japanese art.  This project perfectly captures that philosophy!

Enjoy these inner details in the back shoulder facing and hidden pocket.

Inner Pocket Detail

3 thoughts on “Wabi Sabi Quilted Vest

  1. Gorgeous!

  2. This is beautiful. What kind of batting do you use in your quilted jackets? Mary

    1. I believe I used Quilters Dream Orient, it is one of my favorites. RAE

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