Japanese Fan Charisma Style

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Well a  few years ago ( more than if I am honest) I took a Judy Niemeyer class…I chose the easiest pattern which was Japanese Fan. I think I go through 1 fan…LOL. I just wasn’t feeling it. ( meaning the paper piecing at the time)…now I am a paper piecing champ..maybe. LOL

 

So I put out a call to my paper piecing friends…and asked if anyone wanted to finish my project for me in trade for quilting. Terry said she would. YAY! I am so happy she did..but it still took me year to quilt it….I don’t know why? 

What I love about this is that they are modern fabrics..not the typical batik fabrics…There are actually one of two batik fabrics…but there is Amy Butler…I think maybe a kaffe? and lots and lots of bubble gum and sherbet fabrics. There is also metallic and frosty fabric in the neutrals….sparkly…***  my usual style….189..and I love the way it came together.  Terry did a beautiful job putting it together using my unusual fabric selections..she was probably wondering what the heck I was thinking…..but I have to tell you I LOVE-LOVE This. Which is probably why it took me so long to quilt it….Even with my own quilts I kind of don’t want to “ruin” anything by quilting it wrong…I know…I know. But it’s true..I must admit. 

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Here are so close up pics of the quilting. I quilted in flowers, swirls, ribbons …I just wanted to give it some movement and flair.

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See all of that yummy texture in the fabrics and quilting? See that Vintage Amy fabric? I have been hoarding bits of that for years! 

193 194 195Once I actually got it on the frame and started ..it wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be to quilt…So happy to have it completed.

197 Here are some more pictures of it at an angle so you can see the quilting a bit better.

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Thanks Terry! This would still be a UFO if not for you!

I hope you are all getting your holiday stuff finished and wrapped up!

Many Blessings

Charisma

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