deb commented on the red (velvet) with the pink?/red? squares, so here is a close up… the velvet (enclosed in a package from jude) seemed a perfect compliment to an old ratty, bug eaten kimono i picked up at a flea market…for cheap or for free…the colors just blend and compliment each other so well, it might be my favorite block on the quilt. The fact that the kimono is falling apart makes it even more beautiful ( to my eyes!!)
without really trying, i mixed patterns that (coincidentally?) communicated with the next piece…. trying for some sort of overall plan that went together very casually…lines and squares and using pieces that came from the scrap box in their original shape….
this quilt was a stash buster of material that was so “special” that i didn’t want to use it, so i forced myself to use that exclusively.
the first block in this quilt, which started out totally as an experiment was the white in the middle/upper left side… i started by blocking out a nine patch and stitching it with red sashiko thread … then i cut up some cloth from a tenugui towel to make another nine patch…..then to frame it, i wove in some strips of very thin, fragile indigo kimono liner …the rest of the quilt just grew out of that….some of the stitching was done before the final quilting so that i could work with smaller pieces…
the quilt looks so much more at home
hanging on the trees
blessed by the snow!!