Somewhere out there is a nekkid geisha. I have her kimono right here.

A new quilt top has sprung forth from my studio!

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The gorgeous center panel of this, with the red peonies and dangly flower things, really grabbed me when I laid my eyes on it.  It’s got gold in it, too.  Flowers and bling…yes please.

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But I couldn’t figure out what I was going to do with a panel.  Ugh.  Then my wily little friend at Vicky’s Fabrics showed me a book, Japanese Quilt Inspirations by Susan Briscoe.  There it was, the Hanui, a patchwork kimono quilt.

The materials list, yardage requirements, and cutting directions are poorly arranged and incomplete.  The quilt itself is straightforward and stunning.

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It was fun picking out bits and bobs of fabric for the patchwork sleeves.  I added some pieces from my fabric collection, also.  I can’t imagine making this quilt without throwing in some koi!

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We’re having a lovely, breezy day here on Kauai.  I was trying to figure out how to photograph my quilt.  Lightbulb moment, I went into the tool shed and got a couple of heavy duty clamps.  Then I used them to hang my quilt on the fence.  It was ALMOST perfect, except the bottom of the quilt kept blowing up.

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I think I found the perfect item to hold it in place.

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I dare you to try and touch my quilt.

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