Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Kimono

I've been trying to tick off the projects that are due for different groups of which I am a member.
My FANE group had an exhibit in a separate room at my guild's quilt show last year titled, Totems. They were 8 feet by 18 inches and hung from the ceiling. The exhibit was a huge success so Jane Davila, our fearless leader, came up with the idea of kimono shaped art.  She is making T-shaped stands on which they will be draped.  They don't have to be quilted and can even be just surface design cloth.

I immediately thought of shibori, thinking that I would make something new, but I got out all the blue and white shibori that I had done on my own, way before the Jan Meyers-Newbury class that I took last fall.  I played around with a lot of different patterns and designs and this is what I came up with. This is the piece open with the center section being 16" x 54"and the side panels 9" x 22".  The circles are stitched shibori that are pieced in. The center panel will make a great table runner and is just the right size.




This is how it will look draped over the T-shaped stand.  I am in the process of hand stitching circles in a running stitch in white thread, sashiko style, around the shibori circles on the side panels. I am not going to quilt it, but will just line it with dark blue on the sides and white in the center.

6 comments:

Cindy Green said...

Gorgeous! (I have started pulling fabrics for mine but I think it will be a while before I have anything to show.) Great job on yours!

Sue said...

Wow, everytime I check in on you, your're doing something fabulous. This is different from your other work but really exciting and lovely.
Congrats on the gallery show.....excellent choices juried in. Would have loved to have seen it.

Linda M said...

Love it!

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

Oh my gosh! It's absolutely gorgeous! Wish I could see this in person.

Vivien Zepf said...

OOOO, Gorgeous!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Norma. Great idea for the T-stands. Your kimono-style piece is (of course) quite beautiful. It's interesting that I have had a similar idea except in miniature to put on a doll-type figure, maybe 10" tall. Thanks for reminding me!