I have not made much progress on the block. I didn't have much time for quilting last week but I am going to show you what I have done so far on this block.
The inspiration comes from a basket quilt by Yoko Saito in the book "Traditional Models In Lessons" (les Modèles traditonnels en leçons) published by Quiltmania for the French translation.
I think that these concentric circles soften up the background surface of the block and go well with the medallion on the top-right hand corner.
At first, I didn't know how to trace these circles and asked Sakae on how to do it. Following her advice I have used this. There is a tiny hole in each circle so I put a needle in it, place the large circle and trace. Then I remove the circle and leave the needle and place a smaller circle and trace and go on like that for each circle. Thanks to the needle, I place every circle correctly. I mark them as I go, usually tracing four or five sets of circle at a time.
I just LOVE the effect... What do YOU think ?
I might not be back for a couple of weeks now as I have another very busy week ahead of me and the following week, I'll be in London.