If you came over from Nat's blog I am really pleased to meet you!
Today I thought I might share a bit about myself:
A few years ago I had a quilt selected by jury to be exhibited at the Tokyo Quilt Show.
What an experience!
It really ignited my interest in all things Japanese in particular their textiles.
I started collecting…..
Two years later my quilts were again juried into the Exhibition and remarkably a quilt was selected for the “Wa” section. This is for quilts of Japanese themes or fabrics. I was astounded!
For some time I have been working with these old (and not so old) fabrics from kimonos and futon covers. I unpick them, gently pulling out some one else’s stitching.
I wash them, sometimes after a good long soak, and hang them out in the sunshine.
I day dream about patterns and quilts while I’m ironing them.
Making a quilt from the fabric can be quite difficult. I have a limited colour range and different textures. Once I have started a quilt I like to always finish it though this is slow sometimes. As I am working away I get disillusioned with my abilities and decide it’s time to try something else.
But then I get close to finishing: hemming the binding and I feel the almost completed quilt …..
And I am on to planning the next one
ps. this is my 'trip around the world'