|Crane Hope Coat by Marijke van Welzen, Jim Smith and Andy Brunhammer|
It will be a series of many quilts with cranes.The project will be exhibited in 2019.
You can read all about it here
|Crane Quilt by Jim Smith and Andy Brunhammer|
One day Jim posted a photo on facebook of a quilt in progress.
I commented on the photo: This looks like a skirt to me. We talked about coats and kimonos and to make a long story short, I volunteered to make a Crane Coat.
They sent me a set of 25 colourful crane blocks and a bunch of white ones plus a load of white fabric.
As I had envisioned the skirt I decided to start there.
The skirt consists of 5 rows of colourful cranes in different shades of green, blue, purple, red and yellow and white. I saved the black and grey and some more white blocks for the top.
I decided to use the same cotton for the lining as well, all seams are covered. I also started quilting the skirt.
This was supposed to be a coat, so I had to decide on how to make the top.
The top is fitted with a kimono sleeve. I used the white fabric and the rest of the white blocks. I lined out the black and grey blocks on the back with the purple row in the skirt.
As the top was fitted and I wanted all the seams to be closed it wasn't easy to quilt.
I delivered the coat in Florida myself this summer. Jim and Andy were delighted to receive it.
see Crane Hope Coat