Fabric and soul...

It took me almost a year before I could start working on this quilt again.

I started it in a class with Shizuko Kuroha. Only antique Japanese fabrics are used. This class has been deeply moving for me. And quilting with these fabrics is almost like a spiritual experience.

I wanted to go back to piecing the top but couldn't. I don't know why. So I waited and suddenly, last weekend, I felt it was time.

I have now pieced 18 blocks.

I have also prepared a new pattern for 18 more blocks, cut fabrics and am trying to listen to them (or may be to me) to create the new blocks.

There will be a third series and then I will cut some on both diagonals to create another pattern.

Light is the name of this quilt and it is the perfect name for it.

Pure bliss....

Until later,


  1. J'ai toujours beaucoup aimé ces tissus japonais de couleur Indigo et ton avancée sur ce quilt de Shizuko Kuroha que tu es en train de réaliser me plaît beaucoup:-)
    Ecouter les tissus te parler doit être une expérience peu commune et très émouvante.
    Très belle soirée :-))

  2. Love the fabrics David, looks like it's going to be a fabulous quilt:))

  3. This does look like it will be a great quilt. Glad you could get back at it. Sometimes we just have to wait for the right timing to begin again on some things.

    Take care,

  4. The fabrics are gorgeous. The quilt with be gorgeous too!

  5. Beautifully written David! I can see what you mean.
    This is going to be a very special quilt indeed with absolutely gorgeous fabrics.

  6. Ces tons sont superbes et si bien assortis! Je suis déjà certaine que cet ouvrage va être magnifique, je te suivrai bien entendu car j'aime tellement tes travaux! Je te souhaite beaucoup de bonheur à venir grâce à cette réalisation
    A très bientôt

  7. Some projects just seem extra special. I do like the blues on white. My 2 friends are on their way to Nantes next month and I'm hoping they can get me some stone/cream and grey in the Japanese fabrics. I would like to do the BOM in Quiltmania by Yoko Saito. These fabrics have a wonderful texture. Enjoy!

  8. What a charming project! I look forward to seeing the finished quilt, it will be lovely.

  9. I'm glad your project decided it was time and spoke to you. It is a lovely project and worth the wait until things were right. Good karma!

  10. Bonjour David ,
    Il est parfois bon de ne pas se précipiter t^te baissée sur un projet ... le laisser mûrir ... donne l'inspiration voulue !
    J'aime ce panel de ton indigo dans la lumière il prennent une autre ampleur ! c'est magnifique .. sobre et beau comme un jardin japonnais .
    Cette courtepointe aura une vrai valeur symbolique pour vous ... quel chance de pouvoir "coudre" cela !

  11. Ces tissus Japonais sont si beaux les uns avec les autres....Je suis certaine que je vais encore être émerveillé par le résultat final de ce quilt.....

  12. I also have the same problem. It looks a bit easy, just working white blue fabrics, but.... Your results are beatiful. Great look.

  13. Exquisite.
    Your title speaks volumns; your prose is evocative; the quilt top sings. B

  14. How lucky you were to attend a class with Shizuko !!!
    I only know her books which are full of serenity and brought me peace !
    I am sure your quilt will be "exceptionnel" !


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