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Thread: advice for Japanese theme quilt.

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    I'd like to make a quilt for a dear friend who spent many years teaching English to adorable little school girls in Japan. I have some awesome Asian inspired fabrics but am wondering what to do next. Maybe a fan, or kimono? Maybe a combo of the two?

    BTW Im really not into applique. I like pieced blocks only. Any suggestions?

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    I made one for a very dear Japanese friend, it had various different styles of kimonos, ginger jars, lanterns, and pagodas. The pagodas were the only blocks that didn't vary except in fabrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pocoellie
    I made one for a very dear Japanese friend, it had various different styles of kimonos, ginger jars, lanterns, and pagodas. The pagodas were the only blocks that didn't vary except in fabrics.
    I was hoping that you would see this thread!!
    (me-thinks you should post a pic of your beautiful quilt!!!)

    :)

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    QuiltE-thanks for thinking of me, so here are some pics.
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    There are some wonderful paperpieced Asian themed quilts. A couple years ago there was a seller on Ebay that sold genuine kimono silk/fabric. I bought some pieces for a kimono pattern I have. I still have to make it though

    You might try here:
    http://www.cotton-picking.com/PaperP...ltPatterns.htm

    Also, there are some lovely pieced quilts here:
    http://asianfabricsource.com/KonaBayPatterns.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by pocoellie
    QuiltE-thanks for thinking of me, so here are some pics.
    That's lovely :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pocoellie
    QuiltE-thanks for thinking of me, so here are some pics.
    How could I not think of you? Your quilt is amazing ... and to think it's all PPing too! :)

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    Wow Pocoellie, that is some quilt you got there! I love it, especially the lanterns!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pocoellie
    QuiltE-thanks for thinking of me, so here are some pics.
    Oh! I think I need help closing my mouth. That is so beautiful!! Perhaps I should read further, but is it all paper-pieced? Thank you for sharing this magnificent project with us. Edit: I just read further, and thanks for the links!

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    TonnieLoree-yes, it's all paper pieced, I worked on for 9 months, although I have enough left over to make another quilt, since when planning it, I hadn't planned on sashing.

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