# 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

(58,601 posts)Thx for sharing!

#### Phoenix61

(17,347 posts)#### YDogg

(6,683 posts)#### PittBlue

(4,297 posts)#### FalloutShelter

(12,478 posts)So accomplished.

#### Solly Mack

(91,739 posts)#### Srkdqltr

(7,262 posts)#### sinkingfeeling

(52,652 posts)#### Srkdqltr

(7,262 posts)#### 3catwoman3

(25,028 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

(52,652 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

(25,028 posts)…be happy to be a paying customer.

#### sinkingfeeling

(52,652 posts)#### 3catwoman3

(25,028 posts)I’m bookmarking this thread.

Safe travels to you. Business or pleasure?

#### sinkingfeeling

(52,652 posts)#### 7wo7rees

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

#### sinkingfeeling

(52,652 posts)#### 7wo7rees

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

I'm hoping to meet up with Lake Arenal

Ms7wo7rees

#### ShazzieB

(17,994 posts)That is incredible. So many beautiful colors and patterns in the fabrics. And the origami folding is to die for! 🤩

#### Arkansas Granny

(31,722 posts)#### Leghorn21

(13,649 posts)Thanks so much for it sharing with us!!

#### MLAA

(18,187 posts)#### MLAA

(18,187 posts)#### ancianita

(37,670 posts)Thank you so much for your sharing your creation, beauty that I can only gaze upon and marvel at.

#### AverageOldGuy

(1,838 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

(4,499 posts)#### dlk

(12,119 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

(3,663 posts)#### iluvtennis

(20,484 posts)#### CaptainTruth

(7,096 posts)#### Backseat Driver

(4,555 posts)#### lucca18

(1,284 posts)That takes a lot of work!

You are very talented!

#### Rebl2

(14,327 posts)#### electric_blue68

(16,869 posts)Last edited Sat Nov 26, 2022, 10:25 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

(339 posts)Absolutely beautiful

#### samplegirl

(11,907 posts)job. I know that took a lot of work.

#### mopinko

(71,369 posts)do you sell them?

#### 7wo7rees

(5,128 posts)Ms7wo7rees

#### tccturtle

(42 posts)#### littlemissmartypants

(23,744 posts)#### femmedem

(8,366 posts)I can't imagine the hours that went into it, but however many they were, it was worth it.

#### Roxi

(2,138 posts)I love the colors and the incredible work you put into it!

#### KY_EnviroGuy

(14,581 posts)Congratulations on your excellent art!

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