I don't know why it's hard to photograph indigo (I know there's a scientific reason but I don't know what it is) but, the above photo shows the indigo color best.
These classic patterns are in Kazuko Yoshiura's book:
The Dark indigo stained my fingers blue as I worked - I didn't mind;). I hand quilted it simply in the ditch just to keep the layers together, and then finished with a self binding.
I loved combining applique with sashiko.... will do that again sometime.
A friend snapped this photo while I was doing a little sashiko show and tell. Little did I know that my "Memories of Tokyo" quilt would live back in Japan;).
In the meantime, Halloween time approaches... we do see glimpses of neighborhood parades or parties, and treats like these (heavily stylized, packaged in plastic, and expensive) in the stores...
I doubt we will get many trick or treaters - we live in a traditional Japanese apartment building - but I'm prepared with a bowl of Reeses and Skittles - precious loot brought to us from the U.S. last month by David's brother Joey;). It's a miracle I haven't eaten all of it!
On the healthier side, feeling like little kids, we are having fun with our little "Gawoow" (?!) bowl for microwaving popcorn, ha ha. It collapses for easy storage.
1/4 C popcorn, a splash of olive oil, cover, 3 minutes in the microwave, a shake of salt - YUM.
On another note, I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of listening to this novel on Audible - I highly recommend it -- you won't want it to end!
When Wendy (The Constant Quilter) posts the October minis, I will link HERE.... so that you can go see some others! Thanks for the challenge Wendy;).