Meanwhile, a few months ago I went to Kazari and bought an old blue kimono and a roll of blue fabric swatches.
I forgot to photograph them first, but in the space of 4 hours I had unpicked the kimono and pieced the fabric pieces into strips and then a quilt top.
|There were about 10 colours and I had a few blues that I added in to make the top.|
|Most of the quilt back was from the front and back of the kimono. The collar and sleeves, once unpicked, were stitched into some of the quilt top and along the sides of this piece to make it larger.|
|I just fell in love with the bold lines on this kimono and it was only $20!|
At least now some of my guilt has been assuaged as I have made more room for my new incoming Japanese treasures.