My friend, Patricia Belyea, imports and sells beautiful vintage yukata cottons from Japan.
She has a long career as a graphic designer, and now uses her talent to make stunning quilts from yukata cottons and "found" fabrics.
She's been selling the fabrics online, at trunk shows, and at select quilt shops for a few years.
This Thursday, she's hosting an open house for a brand new shop and class room in her home!
I thought she needed a friendship quilt to mark this milestone in her life,
so I've made 103 signature blocks for guests to sign at the open house.
Aren't the fabrics just lovely?
The simple pattern is based on this silk quilt I found in an old Japanese quilt book.
I can't tell you the author, because all the text, including the title, is in Japanese.
It's really a privilege to work with these vintage Japanese designs.
They were made for Japanese summer kimonos.
If you're in the Seattle area, drop by on Thursday evening and say "hi."
I'll be there!