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Thread: Obento - my quilt for Junko, Ian and baby Julian

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    Senior Member MdmSew'n'Sew's Avatar
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    Obento - my quilt for Junko, Ian and baby Julian

    My friends Junko and Ian are going to be parents in a couple of months - their first. Junko is from Japan, she and Ian decided to moosh their names together and came up with Julian for the baby - so I used the Bento Box pattern, Asian prints, making 'positive' and 'negative' squares of each combination (Yin and Yang), a simple SID quilting, then went online to find the katakana for Julian (Japanese phonetic rendering of foreign words), to put on the label. The backing is a batik with Kanji writing - it just all seemed to come together perfectly.

    It was passed around the room at the shower, with everyone oohing and aahing, and people are still talking about it three weeks later - I think I could get to like this acclaimation thing for my quilting!
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    He who cuts his own wood is warmed twice, but she who makes her own quilt is warmed forever - SLR 11/7/2011

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    Beautiful quilt!!!!


    My newest Grandson, Caleb Austin, was born May 29th. I am now Grandma to 4 precious babies. I am so blessed!!!!

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    Just beautiful, great job
    Have a Blessed day
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    How very precious! What a wonderful gift!

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    Beautiful quilt - great job.

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    Your quilt is beautiful and I know that mom and dad are loving it! It does make you feel rather good when others ooh and aah over our quilts. The oohs and aahs are well deserved you did a wonderful job!!

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    Awesome job!!
    God, Wonderful Family, Great Health, Awesome Friends, Quilting & Chocolates - - What more could a girl be blessed with!!

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    That will be loved.
    Home is where the heart is, and a few scrappy quilts.

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    The quilt is beautiful.
    But, the story makes it so special!
    Thanks for sharing.
    "And I guess I might have made a few mistakes.
    But maybe that's exactly what it takes.
    To get a little happy in this big sad world..."
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    Very nice!!!!
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    You should be very proud. You made the baby, and the parents a very special quilt. Thanks for sharing. It is a treasure.
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    Very pretty.

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    You didn't just make a quilt you made a gift of love! You thought of their heritage, researched the baby's name and use great fabric too boot ! That's great. Gotta find the pattern! Wanna share?

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    it is a beautiful quilt, love the colors used. you did a wonderful job, no wonder people were impressed

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    Stunning! I have an assortment of Asian prints I fret about what to to with them. I never would have thought of this pattern. You sure did a fantastic job on this quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Painiacs View Post
    You didn't just make a quilt you made a gift of love! You thought of their heritage, researched the baby's name and use great fabric too boot ! That's great. Gotta find the pattern! Wanna share?
    Just google Bento Box ... it is easy peasy, you will have it done in no time.
    He who cuts his own wood is warmed twice, but she who makes her own quilt is warmed forever - SLR 11/7/2011

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    Beautiful quilt!
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    Beautiful.

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    what a beautiful quilt

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