Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Time and Again, again

Hilary Jones sent me these photos of her version of my 'Time and Again' quilt. Like me, she used kimono fabrics for the block centres and writes -

I thought you might like to see my version of your super design that appeared in P and Q magazine Jan. 2004. I was given a number of pieces of kimono silk by my daughter in law's family when we went to Tokyo in Feb 2010 for our son's wedding. I looked for a long time for a design to showcase the wonderful gift, and I found your design. It was, as you say ,a perfect design for the amazing gift of kimono silk. I still have quite a bit left, but do feel your design showcases the beautiful fabrics. I hunted for quite a while to get the right 'cherry blossom' to create the 3d effect. So thank you again!

It is a super design for featuring special fabrics and I'm about to start on a few remakes of it myself, as I've adapted the pattern for a jelly roll workshop - since there are several ranges of batiks that are now available as 21/2in strip cuts.

I like the 3-d effect with Hilary's flowers too. Looks like it was the perfect design for her kimono fabric collection! The batik colours are very close to the original, but I like the introduction of the sandy peach colour as a focus.

As this continues to be my most popular pattern (even though it was made in 2001 and the pattern appeared first in 'Patchwork and Quilting' magazine before I published it myself - it's on the pattern page on my website), I am considering having it translated into French for the Quilt Expo in Viville, near Cognac, in July 2012. What do you think?

1 comment:

Ferret said...

I really like it and I can see it working in Europe in general, so yes I would probably go for it.