This is a simple post about the simple quilt that I am hand piecing this week.
|ten thousand piece quilt by Yoshiko Jinzenji, naturally dyed cotton, 72 inches quare|
Inspired by Yoshiko Jinzenji's ten thousand piece quilt that she made in the 80's and included in her book, Quilt Artistry: Inspired Quilts from the East.
I started it during the drive to Kitchener to deliver the Inside Out exhibition .
Simple because you begin at the center, and then go round and round, increasing the number of patches in each strip as you work towards the edges.
My one patch quilts are usually made from collections of nine patch blocks that I join up.
This one is different. Simpler in a way.
We continued on after Kitchener to a resort in Mexico.
The fabrics are left over linen scraps from previous projects that I am using up.
The pink strip I'm adding today is 16 squares long. It's left over from the sunshine quilt.
This soft textile is a journal of days.
It is recording memories of this week in Mexico with our daughter and her boyfriend.