Last Friday, I finished my cherry blossom modern/art quilt with a black binding, gave it a title and submitted it for consideration for the textile art exhibit Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation.
I was having a hard time coming up with a title and had asked for suggestions in previous blog posts and on Instagram. There were lots of great suggestions (thank you!), but what inspired me the most was a wonderful Haiku poem written by Karen Cooper @karensc0sm0s:
Black sky before dawn – Rain drops falling glitter gold – Sakura blossoms
Karen’s Haiku poem inspired my title ‘Midnight Sakura‘. Here is a full view of the front and the back of ‘Midnight Sakura’. (Yes, I still need to add a sleeve and label.)
And a detail shot:
This weekend, I made a block for the VMQG Vancouver Improv Sampler project. Every month, an image of a familiar sight or landmark from the Vancouver area is posted for inspiration. The concept is that after 12 months, each participant will have enough blocks to create a quilt of Vancouver-themed blocks.
The subject for December was construction cranes decorated with holiday lights. The subject for January was the East Van Cross. Here are my blocks. My December block is improv-pieced, but for the January block I drew a pattern on freezer paper.
Thanks for stopping by. Today, I’m linking up with these blogs – click on the links below, where you’ll find many other creative and inspirational projects.
Nina-Marie’s Off the Wall Friday
Busy Hands Quilts Finished or Not Friday
Em’s Scrap Bag Moving It Forward Monday
Small Quilts and Doll Quilts Design Wall Monday
Cooking Up Quilts Main Crush Monday
Love Laugh Quilt Monday Making