Mom and I kept busy traveling around Tokyo for a few days and then headed up to northern Japan where I live to spend the remainder of our time together. We kept super busy exploring the beauty of Japan and eating authentic food but also made time to quilt together. I definitely got my love for crafting from Mom!
Mom picked out the Sombre Quilt kit from Craftsy and had it mailed to me in Japan. It’s a beautiful pattern but neither of us realized it would be templates – ugh! Oh well, I got it all cut out and ready to go before Mom’s arrival.
The colors really were lovely!
As always, I like to do a test block and I was happy to see how quickly it came together. The blocks were big – 17″ square so the quilt grew in size quickly.
Within our first few days at home we had pieced the whole thing!
The quilt didn’t quite fit onto my design wall so Boomer assumed that meant it was a doggy bed. Apparently the bed in every room wasn’t quite enough for my spoiled little man. ha!
I taught my mom my favorite methods for basting and we made quick work of it with four hands. It’s SO NICE to have someone to sew with!
Mom has never free motion quilted such a large quilt but I encouraged her to give it a try and she did a phenomenal job.
Does it look great!?
We finished binding the quilt the last night of her visit and snapped some pictures right before she got on the plane.
Great job on your Sombre Quilt, Mom. I can’t wait to sew with you again.
Einstein can’t either! 😉