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Thread: japanese kimono and then some

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    Super Member colleen53's Avatar
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    my husband gave me material at xmas 2006 and i made it with very little knowledge and a whole lot of patience.. i then presented it to him xmas 2007.. boy was he surprised to see his fabric selections come to life.

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    How beautiful! I'll bet it put a smile on both of your faces to see what you were both able to create! (Remember, he picked the material!) :mrgreen:

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    Colleen, this a great looking quilt too. What talent you have!!!

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    How beautiful and creative! Nice job!

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    Cool quilt! Lots of work in that one. Did yu design it yourself? Very nice.
    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    This is beautiful. Great work.

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    wow Colleen! that is beautiful! i am so excited after seeing this. long story short, i'm working on an asian block-of-the-month for my daughter (adopted from Vietnam) and this would be perfect to coordinate with it! i can use the 'scraps'! i've just inquired via e-mail from my local quilt shop to see if they can get the pattern by Betty Blais.

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

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    Great Job..To bad you didn't get a picture of his face when he saw it!

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    That is just gorgeous. Are you going to make it a wall hanging? It is "suitable for framing," it is so good!

    What a nice Christmas story too!

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    Beautiful! I love the fabrics and pattern. What a treasured gift.

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    Wow!! Beautiful work and I love the story behind the quilt.
    ~Tiffany

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    thank you everyone for your kind words.. i am really trying to teach myself new things, and yes along the way there are lots of mishaps.. but isn't that part of learning? the basic kimono design is a 9 block pieced pattern.. i added to it to make it bigger .. i searched the internet for things that inspired me,,happened to be the dragon fly and the chinese lantern. dont ask me why,, i see it, i like it,,i do it ! i sit for hours and look at what you ladies and gentlemen have done and the inspirations are flowing all the time. i am getting ready to try a new technique again so stay tuned,,(for months) lol.

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    That is really nice.. I love the layout..

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    I absolutely love it!!! That is one of the most awe inspiring quilts I've seen so far! I'm kinda partial to kimonos and geisha type people :wink: It is really beautiful!!! Your hubby has a great eye, and you have great talent. Can't wait to see more of your work.

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    Isn't time for hubby to go material shopping again.. so that we get to see another beautiful quilt . That is a job well done !!

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    Lovely!!!! I keep adding to my stash of Oriental fabric but hate to cut it, I admire your resolve to present your husband with the gift for xmas.

    Where did you get the pattern? It really is wonderful.

    sue[b]

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    Beautiful quilt.

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    thank you very much,, i am proud of it because i have never tried anything like that or close to it...

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    great quilt :)

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    Your quilt is beautiful.

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    That is an awesome quilt! I've never seen one like this! You did a wonderful job! I bet hubby was thrilled!

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    That is beautiful. I love it! :!:

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    How cool is that? You did a great job!

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    That is simply beautiful, really like your ideas. I have been looking around for some Japanese style quilts, but not seen anything as beautiful as that.

    Elle

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    i saw this when you first posted and i am so glad it came back up. i totally adore this quilt.
    would you mind letting us in on where you got the pattern for the kimonos?
    or did you design them yourself? it is a lovely piece.

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