Friday, April 20, 2007
This is a picture of Mrs. Yano and the kimono quilt that I gave to her last week. I did make one more thing from the kimono fabric that she had asked me to use. This very bright orange fabric with gold threads in it was the one that gave me a headache when I was making the kimono star quilt but I knew Kyoko-san really loved it and I must admit it made a nice accent to the quilt. Unfortunately, you couldn't see the nice design in the fabric of the fans when it was all cut up. What to do? Well, I was cleaning out my closet (I need to remember that I do find treasures when I clean) and I came across this very flimsy hoop that I must have bought at least 10 years ago. I don't know why. It was too flimsy for quilting and too big for anything else. It was this odd oval shape but for this narrow kimono panel it was perfect! The panel wouldn't have fit in a circular hoop! So I put the panel in, hot bonded it on the back, cut away the extra fabric, decorated with a bow (to hide the screws) and Kyoko-san is very happy to have this pretty kimono fabric of her mother's, decorating her wall.