I am trying to finish up samples today. I have fabric to paint and the afternoon looks like it will be warm enough. This morning was cool as a cool front came in behind Ike’s wind and rain. I showed this kimono block the other day, but now it is quilted and beaded with a few ceramic beads. I didn’t want to make the whole wallhanging, but just a couple of blocks to show off what the pattern looks like with my hand dyed fabrics.
This next one is made with just one fabric, a multicolored hand dye. I used some heated Angelina film for the center decoration on the obi.
2 thoughts on “Making More Samples…”
Your kimonos look GREAT! I love your vibrant color choices and the machine quilting is lovely. What a delightful change from the predictable commercial oriental prints!
Have you considered doing something more to the white backgrounds? To my eye, the plain background seems a rather stark contrast. Maybe something as simple as some white on white quilting to add a bit of texture.
I love these with the hand dyed fabrics! So different from the usual fabrics used. Nice job.