Turning Japanese

Today I did something a bit different. A class in Japanese patchwork at Kimono House. A class in hand-pieced Japanese fabric. Hand quilting and piecing, by the way, are things I admire but don’t have much interest in doing big projects in.

But these are cute and you can put them together in units as small as one for coasters or a few for a runner or placemats or a wall hanging or, if you have far more patience than me, a quilt.

I’m going to start with a few and see how things go. These are my two practice blocks from today. I think I’m going to switch to something other than white for the sashiko trim, the white is too stark against the buff tones in the fabrics.