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Block of the Month - June

Iminei

Block of the Month - June
« on: June 01, 2017, 08:31:40 AM »
Flaming June at last

and in honour of Junes Japanese Sewalongathon

May I present


The Kimono Block

https://goo.gl/photos/NEDqD55voVkBoyYf8

This is a large block .... mine measured around 20" x 16" after squaring up .....
which would make a lovely wall hanging on its own or a quickly assembled quilt with sashing and a border.

9 Blocks with 1 1/2" sashing and 6" border will make a quilt approximately  62" x 74".
« Last Edit: June 01, 2017, 08:33:15 AM by Iminei »
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maliw

Re: Block of the Month - June
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2017, 15:30:20 PM »
Thanks Iminei, that is one big block compared to the others.
At leisure on the leisure penninsula

Lilian

Re: Block of the Month - June
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2017, 16:51:32 PM »
That looks lovely Imi, I can do this in between the Japanese Sewalong for a break  :)
Willing but not always able :)

Sandra

Re: Block of the Month - June
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2017, 09:26:43 AM »
I've jumped straight in with this one while I've got a bit of time.

I have four bridesmaids dresses hanging up, waiting to be altered, (two are for next Saturday  :S), and I have another five to come,(wedding in August), which I've been phoned about...just awaiting their arrival. So I'm not sure how much sewing fun-time I'm going to be able to find.

I used some of my vintage kimono fabric for the mauve-y pink, and also the edging. Took me ages to rummage through my old boxes of stuff to find something which I liked the look of.
The kimono is a silk crepe, so it's got natural stretch to it...not ideal for patchwork. The off-white edging is also vintage kimono. It has a beautiful subtle sheen to it, which you can't see from the pictures...it's woven with a very fine silver thread.



Slightly distorted out of size due to the crepe, but I couldn't stop myself from using up some of my stash. Will definitely finish this off as a wall hanging.
Not entirely sure about the yellow strip. -<

Thanks Iminei. I like this one.

Sandra.
xxx

Iminei

Re: Block of the Month - June
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2017, 09:35:39 AM »
Well done Sandra, absolutely beautiful!

Wish I had a close up pic to truly appreciate the kimono silks. Agree about the yellow tho (unless there is some yellow in the fabric somewhere) also love you background...I used that as the border for the UT.

Lovely stuff and you're first through the BOM HOF's door this month... Off you go ....

:angel:

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Ploshkin

Re: Block of the Month - June
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2017, 10:04:03 AM »
Beautiful fabric Sandra.  Actually, I like the yellow.
Life's too short for ironing.

Sandra

Re: Block of the Month - June
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2017, 10:54:14 AM »
Thank you!

I've tried to get a picture of the fabrics for you. It still hasn't picked up on the silver shine properly, but it's a better close-up.



The off-white fabric is printed with fans but I've cut into it to just get the plain colour. The fans are orangey shades so wouldn't have worked with this block.

Sandra.
xxx

Lowena

Re: Block of the Month - June
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2017, 10:54:46 AM »
Lovely, Sandra, you are clever  :)
Not a block for me methinks but will enjoy looking at others  :)
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Iminei

Re: Block of the Month - June
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2017, 10:55:47 AM »
Your block Low, is coming next month as a small project!!!   :devil:
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Lowena

Re: Block of the Month - June
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2017, 10:58:41 AM »
I don't mind not doing the blocks Imi, I'd only throw them away anyway as they would all come out different sizes if I made them  :D This one would be far too big for me....and I hate wallhangings  ;)
I love to see other people's though, it's amazing how different they can look from each other.
Triumph of hope over experience :D

maliw

Re: Block of the Month - June
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2017, 17:46:05 PM »
Done it, not pressed properly yet.
At leisure on the leisure penninsula

Lowena

Re: Block of the Month - June
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2017, 17:46:43 PM »
Very nice Mali
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Iminei

Re: Block of the Month - June
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2017, 18:11:44 PM »
Lovely Mali...

Into TSP BOM HOF you go...

:angel:
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Cheesecake

Re: Block of the Month - June
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2017, 18:29:15 PM »
Here is my June block.  The kimono body fabric and lining strip fabrics have gold metallic highlights.

wrenkins

Re: Block of the Month - June
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2017, 19:20:07 PM »
Ooooh! Lovely. Very tasteful Cheesecake.  :loveit:
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