I lived in Japan for 24 years. That's where I met my husband and where we raised our children. Part of our hearts are still there, in Japan, with our Japanese friends. We received a gift at New Years from one of those dear friends, Hiroko Sueoka of Hikari City. She is very talented in the craft department and is often sending us beautiful things she's made.
These are "Hana Kago" translated as "a basket in the shape of a flower":
Each one is made from many colorful origami papers.
She included detailed instructions on how they are made and some pre-folded papers, as well as some extra origami papers.
Here's some of the different designs she's made. They look to be published in a book:
I finished the binding on my Lego quilt. It took about a week, since it's 97" square:
And here is a baby quilt I quilted for Tracy this week. It features these adorable woodland animals:
I quilted it with a pantograph called "Butterfly Garden". It has butterflies, leaves, swirls and hearts.
The back has all kinds of loving words on it--very sweet:
And quilt number three is my En Provence quilt. I finished assembling the blocks and put on the final border this week:
I did make some changes in mine. For comparison, here's Bonnie Hunter's original En Provence quilt:
Grace & peace!
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