Thursday, January 1, 2015

Stepping Stones

During these cozy vacation days I've been working on my latest "Stepping Stones" quilt - for one of the upcoming "graduates" of a Tokyo orphanage.

These particular charity quilts ("Stepping Stones Quilts" is part of Mormon Helping Hands in Japan) are always made from the same pattern but customized based on the recipients' favorite colors.  My assigned graduate is a girl and wants a BROWN quilt.

I cut the pieces before Thanksgiving, made myself a kit in a shoebox, so I pulled it out the other day, and piecing has gone quickly. The white "sashing" is actually pieced into the blocks.  It's a versatile pattern, great for scraps.  It's a pattern from Bonnie Hunter called "Sticks and Stones."  I just need to add borders.


  1. Great beginning for this new year!
    I was following your former blog and enjoy to catch here again a bit of Japanese philosophy here... and see lovely quilts!

  2. I love the idea of helping a child make a transition to a new home with a quilt. I would like to feature this on the SAQA regional blog. Let me know if this is an issue for you.

  3. wonderful beginning! Best wishes!

  4. It works, it works! LOL I love this quilt you've made. How did you get involved with the Mormon Helping Hands in JAPAN, of all places?


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