Thursday, October 1, 2009

Kimono Quilt



This quilt was made with several pieces of Japanese kimono fabric which is only 14 inches wide. Because of the size of the pieces I had to use several fabrics. It really made a much more complex and interesting quilt because I used such a variety.
I combined it with a blue hand dyed gradation. The unifying factor here is the color blue.

I started this quilt many, many years ago. I started quilting it and found what I intended to do wouldn't work. I had to remove a lot of stitching and after doing that I didn't want to see the quilt for a while. It got put away until this summer when I came up with a way to quilt it that complemented the quilt.

I quilted this with an undulating grid that was spaced to coincide with size of the divisions made with the hand dyed gradation. By clicking on this closeup you will see a larger version and be able to see the curved quilting grid. I am so pleased with this finished quilt.

It was a great feeling to finally finish this last night - my 347th quilt.

Enjoy this puzzle. I have given you a relatively easy cut tonight!
Click to Mix and Solve

9 comments:

Vicki W said...

LOVE this!

gaylemckay said...

That sure is pretty Kay.

christinebell1 said...

Beautiful!

Mary Stori said...

Kay....it's really lovely.....quilting motif is perfect!

SCquiltaddict said...

lovely Kay....terrific job!

Eva said...

The perfect night piece. A little moonlight on a soothing dark scene. Cool! Just the right thing for a bedroom.
And this is the word verification: unheate.

norma said...

It's lovely, Kay.

Stitch 'n Dye said...

Kay

very COOL BLUE quilt - It really is beautiful.

Sue xxx

helen-mary said...

That is a beautiful quilt. Nicely done!