I finished the kimono quilt today for Barb! Here is a sneak peek picture revealing part of the quilt:
This quilt is a nice blend of freehand, ruler work and a tiny part of a stencil, plus my pattern board circle. Here’s a hint: see this design below?
The flower is actually created by using a circle pattern board for the round parts, then sketching in the interior flower using Crayola chalk. For the outside petals, which appear uniform, I cut my own stencil using fun foam and scissors. Again, the petals were premarked with chalk to give a more uniform appearance.
I will ask Barb if I may share more pictures on the blog. She has already seen these pics, so I have not spoiled her surprise. I finished this quilt with one day to spare!! How is that to working to deadlines?
If you want to see this quilt in person, it will be on public display at the Folsom Quilt & Fiber Show beginning February 11-13, 2011. After the show, this quilt will belong to a private collector