I started it in the US before we moved, so all of the fabric is from stash and Quilted Threads.
I like to include a butterfly print of some kind, since the butterfly is a subtle but powerful symbol of Christianity in Japan.
The pattern is Bonnie Hunter's free "Sticks and Stones" quilt and can be found here.
Very simple grid quilting. Monofilament thread in the needle, walking foot. Loving my Bernina 475QE - a small, solid machine, perfect for my space here, permanently set up in the living room.
For binding, this time I simply trimmed the backing to 1 inch, folded and brought it around to the front, stitched it down. Fast and practical.
I pretty much take over our whole living space when I make a quilt;).
I personally take a lot of comfort seeing the several giant old trees in the park. Reminds me of home in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Here's one of my favorites:
And imagine our dismay when we saw that it fell, during Typhoon Faxai Sunday night.
How sad, but what a good long life that tree had.
On a completely different (and happier) note, you guys.... I figured out my mysterious Japanese combination microwave/oven!
Banana streusel muffins, from King Arthur Flour, via NYT Cooking:
To give you an idea of the small space I'm working with, here is my drying rack!