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Kimono Quilt

Kimono Quilt

This is a reversible twin-sized quilt finished in 2015 for one of my granddaughters. I didn't take good pictures of the finished quilt, but these pictures were taken during construction, as I "grew" and constructed the quilt and its backing by laying it out on the floor and on a spare twin bed (please ignore the awful pink bed skirt hanging below the quilts.) I started with a pile of Asian-themed fabrics and fat quarters from my stash, some Bento-style blocks which I had sewn years ago, and a foundation pattern for the kimono blocks (which I wound up redesigning.) I purchased the backing and border fabrics on the Internet, but couldn't bear to cut the sweet doll fabric, so that grew into the backing quilt. The quilt was just too unwieldy for me to quilt it whole on my home machine, so I quilted it in parts. I wanted to do some detailed, small background stitching on the kimono blocks, so I quilted that part of the top to the batting, only. Then, I added the backing and finished quilting the top portion through all three layers. I then quilted together border the front and back border pieces plus batting, and the squares which formed the drop corners of the bottom of the quilt. Then, I joined the quilted borders and corners to the quilted tops with strips of black, before adding the binding on the edges of the quilt.

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