Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Martha's Asian Quilt



Martha asked me to quilt this one for her. She plans to give it to a good friend so I really wanted to do a good job. The fabric reminded me of Mt Fuji in Japan. The blue-green fabric is a print of bamboo leaves.
So I felt like I had to do a bamboo pattern in portrait view. There are 4 long bamboo sections and some Kanji (Japanese) words for Friend, Happiness and Long Life (longevity). I found these Kanji symbols on the internet, then chalked them on the quilt. The bamboo came from a Julie Mullins pattern pack. A very nice collection of leaves, frogs and lily pads. You really can't see the bamboo pattern on the front, it is too busy. But it really pops on the back.
I used Signature Linen on top and creme Bottom Line on the bottom. The tension was perfect. I will be delivering it to the quilt shop tomorrow. I hope she likes it.

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My life has changed in the last couple of years - some bumps, I retired from quilting, and then I moved to Texas. I'm anxious to see what new adventures await me in the next phase of my life.

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I started quilting when a quilt shop opened in our little town in January 2004. I have been hooked ever since.

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