# Crafts

Related: About this forum# Here's the last quilt I made. It's unique in that the kimonos are

folded like in origami.

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#### SheltieLover

(57,073 posts)Thx for sharing!

#### Phoenix61

(16,892 posts)#### YDogg

(6,682 posts)#### PittBlue

(4,216 posts)#### FalloutShelter

(11,605 posts)So accomplished.

#### Solly Mack

(90,710 posts)#### Srkdqltr

(6,039 posts)#### sinkingfeeling

(51,032 posts)#### Srkdqltr

(6,039 posts)#### 3catwoman3

(23,671 posts)How long did it take? Did you fold the mini kimonos yourself?

I wish I could commission one. I lived in Japan for 2 years, and have very fond memories of my time there.

#### sinkingfeeling

(51,032 posts)It took me a month to pick out all the fabrics and accents. Each kimono only takes a 5" by 20" strip, with the obi and tails using a 5" by 12" strip. I folded all the kimonos and 'framed' the background pieces, sewed the rows, and quilted it by machine in 3 weeks.

#### 3catwoman3

(23,671 posts)…be happy to be a paying customer.

#### sinkingfeeling

(51,032 posts)#### 3catwoman3

(23,671 posts)I’m bookmarking this thread.

Safe travels to you. Business or pleasure?

#### sinkingfeeling

(51,032 posts)#### 7wo7rees

(5,128 posts)Have a wonderful time!!

#### sinkingfeeling

(51,032 posts)#### 7wo7rees

(5,128 posts)I'm planning trip to costa rica

I'm hoping to meet up with Lake Arenal

Ms7wo7rees

#### ShazzieB

(15,528 posts)That is incredible. So many beautiful colors and patterns in the fabrics. And the origami folding is to die for! 🤩

#### Arkansas Granny

(31,459 posts)#### Leghorn21

(13,496 posts)Thanks so much for it sharing with us!!

#### MLAA

(17,015 posts)#### MLAA

(17,015 posts)#### ancianita

(35,612 posts)Thank you so much for your sharing your creation, beauty that I can only gaze upon and marvel at.

#### AverageOldGuy

(1,395 posts). . . that someone knows how to hang a quilt correctly.

The quilt is gorgeous and looks perfect.

My wife is a hand quilter, every stitch by hand, learned quilting from her mother and the other ladies at her church in rural Alabama. Now, at age 80, with arthritic fingers, she's pretty much done quilting. She is a nut about quilts that are not hung correctly. If it's true that the one who dies with the most fabric is the winner, then, she's in first place.

#### judesedit

(4,430 posts)#### dlk

(11,341 posts)It shows a lot of time, talent and love in the making.

#### Cracklin Charlie

(12,904 posts)I love the piecing and the fabric/color choice on the kimonos. And the tiny dark borders around each kimono…very nice!

I am just cutting out a new lap quilt. Very modern, sort of row quilt, with only 3 fabrics. Very unlike me…I usually throw the kitchen sink at it. I actually dreamed the pattern I’m using one night.

I hope it turns out as pretty as yours.

#### wendyb-NC

(3,214 posts)#### iluvtennis

(19,666 posts)#### CaptainTruth

(6,535 posts)#### Backseat Driver

(4,295 posts)#### lucca18

(1,231 posts)That takes a lot of work!

You are very talented!

#### Rebl2

(13,109 posts)#### electric_blue68

(14,411 posts)Last edited Sat Nov 26, 2022, 09:25 PM - Edit history (1)

🧡

I'm loving all these different kimono patterns;

Shown off separately with the framing devices.

Kudos to your choices, and talent! 👏🏆

#### JMCKUSICK

(187 posts)Absolutely beautiful

#### samplegirl

(11,279 posts)job. I know that took a lot of work.

#### mopinko

(69,581 posts)do you sell them?

#### 7wo7rees

(5,128 posts)Ms7wo7rees

#### tccturtle

(42 posts)#### littlemissmartypants

(22,111 posts)#### femmedem

(8,169 posts)I can't imagine the hours that went into it, but however many they were, it was worth it.

#### Roxi

(2,126 posts)I love the colors and the incredible work you put into it!

#### KY_EnviroGuy

(14,476 posts)Congratulations on your excellent art!

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