A few more blocks completed this week and the finish line for the HSTeria Quilt Along is now in sight!
The one below is my favourite of the newer blocks
I have four full blocks to try and finish up in the coming week and these ones will be a challenge blending the colours.
After having the problems with Blogger last week along with many other bloggers, I am now in full working mode again thank goodness. Not in working mode is my camera which is around 8 years old, colours are just not showing true at all and I am still resorting to my iPhone. Priced up newer cameras during the week and probably looking at NZ$1300 - may have to think about that for a little while!
The other subject of the week along with HSTeria is Haori, do any of you follow a blog
written by Lis Harwood? One of her posts recently showed three Haori from Japan, absolutely beautiful! I had a look at the site
what an experience, they have all sorts of Japanese clothing some which are antique and other newer items, I bought a few Haori with the intention of cutting up the fabric for using in collage work, it's noted in the description if they are stained or badly worn and only suitable for handcrafts but the two I particularly had in mind for cutting are hardly marked at all. They are silk and Shibori dyed
this is a detail above of the Pine Tree pattern on one intended for cutting and the other is below, these are close up shots to get a photo of the haori I need to thread a rod through the sleeves and probably hang it on the side of the large garden shed but as it's raining here that's out for the moment!
Going to link up now with
and the HSTeria Quilt Along gang