I read David's blog Cottage Down the Hill and he talks about classes he has taken with Yoko Saito. He has made some of her projects. I'm not really a quilter but I have sewn several quilts. There isn't enough time in the world to do all the crafts that I would like. Yoko's quilting is interesting and shows artistic talent for putting together fabrics and colors. On impulse I bought her new book when I was in Shipshewanna.
It is fun to look at all the projects and to see how she does things.
I would never think of putting together fabrics like she does but they are gorgeous. Looking at the book made me want to make something. Something little that wouldn't take forever. I really haven't hand quilted much. But I want to hand quilt one of her projects. I liked these projects.
But then would her type of fabrics (yarn dyed wool, homespun) be available around here?
I googled her fabrics. I could buy some on ebay or etsy or in Japan. Oh, she has some kits! That would be perfect. I decided that Santa would want me to have a small Yoko Saito kit. I found the most darling kit on an etsy site.
So I ordered one for Santa to give me.