Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Kimono quilt finished
I did it! I finished the kimono quilt! Talk about putting in time yesterday! Well, it's spring break in Japan so I didn't have anything else I absolutely needed to do and I really wanted to get this done so I did! The pattern I used from Bonnie's Star Struck probably because she had used similar colors. I'm not big on originality. The quilting was just a large amount of stippling though I thought about a sashiko pattern in the border. I decided that I didn't like the way the design interferred with the pattern on the border fabric so I went with simple. I remembered that I had some gold thread so I went around the border three times (the fabric already was lined!) in a straight stitch. It was terrible to sew (the thread kept breaking) but it picks up the gold in the orange nicely. I will take it to Yano-san today.
In defense of my kids yesterday I must say that, since English is a second language for both of them, they do find the amount that I write every day a huge burden. And that is probably why I put in so many pictures of nothing things in my blog. Leiya hasn't been home for two years and gets homesick occasionally, and Takumi hasn't been back to Japan in over three! (He misses the cats.)
Now, what's next on my list of sewing things to do?
By the way, Ms. Goodneedle mentioned that I ought to print out my posts everyday, but I've tried and I can't figure it out. I either get only the header or I get parts of other posts in it too. Also, it seems like a waste to be printing out the blog backing and sidebars every time. What about the rest of you bloggers. Do you save your postings and if so could you send me instructions? (Remember, I'm very computer challenged.) Thanks.