Fabric From Japan

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This fabric was bought by a relative on a trip to Japan.

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This  42.5″ x 42.5″ piece of fabric will be the backing of a quilt I’m making for a family member.

Now that I have the backing, I am making the quilt top. I’m sewing a block pattern with five primary colors of fabric. To make the blocks quickly, I cut out 4 1/2 inch strips of each of the colors. The strips looked like this:

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I sewed the strips together. After I evened the fabric across the top, then I cut a 4 1/2 inch strip.  The blocks are now 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ and look like this:

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I made two different shades to break up the solids. P1050545

And began sewing the rows together.

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Putting the pieces on my felt board, a pattern emerged that looked like this:

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 I plan to sew the rows together and put the top in the quilt frame very soon. I’ll keep you updated.

Hope you’re doing well!

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