Friday, April 27, 2012

mod leaf motifs

Rainbow leaves and stylized shibori patterns create an exciting pattern for a young woman’s yukata.

Monday, April 23, 2012

lacey butterflies

Intricate black and white line work echo each each other in the oversized butterfly pattern.

Friday, April 20, 2012

subdued cosmos

Warm grey flowers on dull green background make an intriguing color combination with the added interest of bigger yellow and navy blossoms.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

corn flowers

Wholesome white blossoms with round orange centers are modern and vintage at the same time.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

rosey poseys

Sprays of perfect pink roses and small green flowers stretch across this vivid yukata bolt.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

abstract foliage

The roasted tomato color is handsome contrast to the black and warm white linework of this yukata bolt.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

hydrangea harmony

This yukata bolt features white hydrangeas on royal blue—simply stylized and appealing.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

breezey bolt

White origami cranes and buttercup pinwheels flit across this pure pink yukata pattern.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

picnic time

As crisp as a summer day, this indigo graphic stripe is always in high demand with quilters.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

african vibes

Dramatic and jazzy, this black and pale grey Japanese yukata bolt looks like it is from a foreign land.

Monday, April 2, 2012

little, little, little eggplants

Here’s a sweet all-over pattern of Japanese eggplants (nasu) which have a more delicate flavor than their American cousins.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

la conner tulip festival

Today is opening day of the La Conner Tulip Festival. The quilt museum is kicking off the spring season with a challenge for quilters to create a small quilt featuring, of course, tulips.

Gloria P used two yards of yukata cotton to make this cubist-style small quilt hanging. Using a carpenter’s wheel pattern, she fussy-cut the fabric to get the color bursts just right. The piecing is done with hand stitching, as well as the border and finishing!