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My first encounter with quilt is a mini quilt which was given by my
friend who had moved from Okinawa. This is my treasure. At that time I
just thought "I can not do." When the youngest child entered
kindergarten, I had a little time then I made the first product. I was
told "It is easy! Just saw from mark to mark." then I became in
the mood. I was taught just one how to make the star. Sawing several, then
I realized. It would become large when I add them. Interesting... It
become larger and larger. It is awful that I knew nothing. "It is
safe for the beginner using same kind of cloth. Quilting? Just saw
around." I had easy advise, then completed Medallion quilt. I think
now it was reckless. Is it a proof that if one has eagerness, then one can
Then I got a call from a friend of Kindergarten that she wanted to make
a circle in the community center but it shortage a member. And she asked
to me to lend my name! This was a starting of my quilting life. I am a big
fan of Mis Chuck Nohara, Mis Yoko Saito, Mis Sizuko Kuroba. This is a copy
quilt, isn't it? When can I exodus ...?
When I was practicing in the class, I tried
to make something favorite with my favorite color.
This was published in "Quilt Japan".
It was a time that I was absorbed to correct cloths and this
gave me a study of drafting and gradation. This is reminiscent product. Referring
the book, searched cloth then making the pattern. Then I gave up at right lower
part of gradation, became a disciple of the class of Ms. Kuroda. She praised a
little but ... I had to remake 4 or 5. Then I thought border was perfect and
went to the class with stars in my eyes...this time I was told it was pell-mell
and suggested to divide the pattern and back to square one. Saw and
unseam, after the burden of making, the pleasure of accomplishment was the superlative!
Technique is a important thing for patchwork but also the point is combination
of cloths, isn't it?  （170 X 202cm）
Small scrappy cloth which I could not throw away. At that time, I was
attracted by the photos of antique quilt of England. It is frame scrap
quilt and medallion quilt also. I wondered if I could make it so I began
to challenge. I started that deciding center part was rectangular of 2cm,
then with drafting and made it bigger a little at one time. At first, I
planned to make just center part, during sew together, I was devoted and
made it to the last. This is a half size of original one. When the
calculation was not match I adjusted using lattice.
Fighting with calculator ....  (142 X 172cm）
||I love an embroidery of center so much. Since I could not
find the print cloth, embroidered the picture appeared on the quilt
magazine. This might be my ideal one? The scrap quilt using scraps like
brown color. At first I sewed together imagining the flower garden, after
that, I concentrated on sewing tougher the hexagon without thinking. This
can portrayed a faint color difference by dividing the pattern. I studied
playing with cloth. It was fabulous when I accomplished it. A hexagon with
1.2cm on a side.  （76 X 68cm）
||This is a double wedding I made it for my
marrying daughter (eldest). I had helped for my friend making for her
daughter. I had thought I would too. I remember I was unsettled by it came
earlier than I thought. This was used instead of "Kinbyobu"
(golden folding screen) of wedding celebration. Inspired!! And table cloth
which was sewn together 6 quilts for memorial.... |
||Memorial quilt for the first grand daughter was
born. I embroidered her name on cargo train. We have two cars now. There
may be .....  (130x112cm)
Two years later, second daughter also married and I had to make one more
quilt. Grandmother became so busy. I made it when I went home to help her
delivery. Daughter was responsible for drawing. She wanted to use it
actually in daily base, so I made it a little larger size.
||When I came to my husband only three months with
I-95 visa, I encountered a one book then I made it enthusiastically. I
asked staff of quilting specialist shop to choose the cloth bringing that
book to show. There was a lots of cloths in there and it was difficult to
search. I was very supplies. I could not get bored even if I staying all
the day. I returned middle of it, and when I saw it one year later I was
just impressed as "I did do it very well!" and it became smaller
than plan. (Plan was 9 peaces) It always happened. This is it which
everybody wants to try.
 （109 X 109cm）
I simply made the quilt
of fir tree and just sew the white beads on it. I enjoyed changing the decollation
every yare. It is fun to make small things on Xmas.
||【Santa Claus】 There is a joyful story.
||Fortune comes ... made with wish. I remember it took long
time to search cloths. Since is was very pretty I made big and small one.
A hen is a door stopper. It contains two bricks. Grandchildren rode it when they
A bed for cat using puff. It had been used as the car cushion, since a part
of it was worn so did recycling. It became old cat's favorite.
||I made nine patch when I had a time then sewed
together by sewing machine.
||Using children's old pajamas, sewed together by
sewing machine. The pattern of fling geese. Appearance of threading
each other was like a bunting. for decoration. I wonder how many peaces I
sewed? Since my son was taller than a girl, change the length in
middle of work. It became original? design by making a space.
||Since my feet were chilled when in winter, we
use this as "kotatsu" (Japanese heater) sending warm air
in it using small heater. This is a bed cover when my child was
（188 X 220cm）
《I asked to take a picture》
||This is a wall hanging wreath utilize the print pattern. We
can make it original when we use same cloth by changing a cut of cloth and
allocation. One of the arts that I want to make. The place where lack of
leaf and flower is filled up by appliqué. This is a sewing machine
||When we were invited to our friends; new home, I found these
which I wanted to make! These two articles are the one that all the quieter
should make. I finally met them. USA map was decorated with badges when
they traveled. (My one was accomplished as our crossing USA from NJ,
CA to GA). We could not go to sight seeing for Statue of Liberty when we
lived in NJ because of terrorism. There was a lot of things happened at
that time so I wanted to bring down this as my memorial.
made the Page of Tole painting of my friend. (Under construction)
【They are growing big】
||They are my grandchildren. They become five in a tick. I am
very grad but worry a little though....
|Chibi scrounge "Katsuobushi" (dried
skipjack) I lose when it appeal by trickle eyes. 18 years old.
It is dieting now.