Yea, I’ve got this far! To celebrate I’d like to share a nice little Japanese treat with you.
The owl pictures came from a Japanese wrapping cloth. We have a native owl here in New Zealand. It is called Morepork (ruru).If you go here you can listen to its call which it is named after. The yellow flowers over the owls remind me of our spring flowering tree the Kowhia.
The blue fabrics are all Japanese indigos. Isn’t the one with the little turtles cute? The backing is fabric from a yukata robe I found in an opshop.
It was all hand stitched and when deconstructed yielded yards of 13” wide fabric. If you ever spot one of those snap it up, good quality cotton at a great price. The quilt stitching is done with Sylko thread. Any of you remember that? I have quiet a collection of Sylko threads on wooden spools. I love that they have the colours named rather than just numbered. This thread is Scarlet. So much more exotic than just a number.
I save them for special little quilting jobs like this. 100% cotton with a lovely sheen.
Leave a comment and I’ll pop you in the draw to win these four fun mug rugs. I’ll be making the draw on Wednesday (NZ time). I will post anywhere in the world!Please feel free to mention my giveaway on your blog.
Thank you for your support and encouragement.
PS You too can make mug rugs like these – check out my tutorial.