He was a man of few words.
And he didn't know the meaning of either of them.
Thank you all for your replies and suggestions regarding yesterday's post about eclectic fabric use in Japanese quilts. I found some amazing fabrics through some of the suggested links. I went particularly crazy over the Japanese fabrics at the International Fabric collection. Just look at these incredible cottons:
They make me so happy!
I saw some fabrics of the type I was asking about, but not many.
I'm thinking of beginning a hand-pieced quilt of my own. I'm thinking of undertaking something over a few years. I've never considered such a long project before but I really want a beautiful large quilt for our bed. And I like to hand-sew.
I'm considering different patterns at the moment. I love snowball and I like polka-dots and stars. I have a book published in 1990, called The Passionate Quilter, which I cherish!
I think it is a well conceived and constructed book. I have always loved the quilts in it by a woman named Setsuko Obi.
This one is called Flowerings I and is all hand-pieced and quilted.
This is a closer picture of some of her piecing and quilting in Flowerings II, made in 1989 from vintage Japanese fabrics. I can't find anything more about her. Does anyone know anything?
I will be musing more on starting a quilt over the next few posts, so let me know if you have any suggestions for places to visit, things to see.
Today's Inspiration: Well inspiration is still strictly forbidden but I have to mention Setsuko Obi, don't I?
Likes: Board and card games. Best thing about this time of year is the endless rounds of games. Apples to Apples, Carcassonne (with my exciting new extension pack) and Canasta are my favourites at the moment.
Dislikes: Working when I've got creative ideas I'm dying to play with!