Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Japanese by Adoption

My teacher friend and travel companion loves all things Asian, especially Japan. We were part of a teacher delegation to China 10 years ago and then 5 years ago traveled to Korea and Japan through UCLA/Freeman Foundation. Debbie's knowledge and enthusiasm for all things Asian shows in her classroom.

My goal was to make a retirement quilt that matches her adopted heritage.

I designed the pattern to focus around the geisha girls and to use fabrics from my stash. It still gets a black border and of course, quilting.