I've been wanting to do some art quilting and had the opportunity to create one as a gift. I was inspired by Kumiko Sudo's book Kake-Jiku, a book about art quilts influenced by Japanese display scrolls, and decided to use her technique. However, I didn't want to re-create something exactly from her book as I think much of the spirit in which it was written is about making personal kake-jikus that represent a time of year in a meaningful way to the individual.
With this in mind, I needed to make a kake-jiku art quilt for my stepmom who is sassy. She has always supported my crafty ways and has really admired my quilts. She is from southern Indiana where they celebrate the Persimmon Festival every September. She LIVES for Persimmon Festival. I think it's bigger than Christmas for her. BTW, she also ADORES asian things and collects antique Chinese and Japanese ephemera.
Anyway, I was inspired to make her a quilt symbolizing autumn...HER autumn. I was hoping the quilt would look more Japanese and was fretful that it was coming out a little too country.
(This is where you reassure me and tell me no way in hog's hell does it look kountry!)
Thanks for looking!
the back featuring my first handmade label: