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red and white Japanese yukata

This quilt is one I finished last week. The red and white border is vintage cotton yukata I bought in Japan two years ago. I have a wonderful, fun memory of getting up long before sunrise and heading to a large temple market in Kyoto. As I was walking around, i saw a booth with several people standing with their hands on bolts of yukata that was covered in a blue tarp. Turns out they were waiting for the 6 am opening time when the owner would open for business. I wiggled my way in there and put my hands under the tarp too. This was one of my many finds that day! The quilt is about 75 inches square. The center blocks are improv pieced.  Free motion quilted, all in one color of cotton Aurifil thread... I did the math and I used over 2,400 yards of thread!  The backing fabric is commercial cotton also from Japan, manufactured by Kokka.

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