Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A visitor from Japan

It has been a busy month since I last posted (no excuse, I know). It was particularly busy for the last 2 weeks as I have been hosting a teacher from Japan. Ayumi teaches English to her Junior High School students in Toyooka. She came on a school trip with 11 of her students for 10 days. The students were billeted with some of our students who study Japanese and I had the pleasure of having Ayumi stay at my place.

Ayumi has never done quilting before so I showed her some of my fabric stash and let her choose some to make a small wall quilt. We got some of the cutting out and sewing done that night. It had to be a fairly simple pattern given the time available. The next day was club day which gave her another opportunity to get some more sewing done. Here she is using the rotary cutter like a professional:
One of our members showed Ayumi how to attach the binding:
And a few days later the quilt was finished:
Pink is Ayumi's favourite colour!


ROZ said...

Charming quilt, and a nice souvenir.

meggie said...

Lovely little quilt. I will bet she is proud. Nice to share a hobby with someone new.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

GREAT idea to do a little quilt so that she could learn ALL the steps to making a finished top!