Monday, September 19, 2011

Reliving the Adventure: "JOURNEY TO JAPAN"

The Journey to Japan began a year ago.

I'm more than pleased with my quilt but I'm sorry to be finished. I loved the inventive, creative process of choosing which patterns to use and the tactile feel of hand quilting. Many of the fabrics brought back memories of my trip to Japan, the hospitality of our hosts and being with my sister. The making of this quilt was a memorable journey in its self.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Is it worth ripping?

YES! I was trying to do with the fabrics I had without cutting too much from some that came from a friend. I purchased 2 fabrics for this quilt, used what I had in my stash and supplemented with some from a friend. After attaching the border, I realized there wasn't enough contrast so...I ripped and added a 1/2" border from my friend's stash.
The first was alright but I think the second is better. Now its time to machine quilt.