Jul 26, 2008

Inspiration from my travel in California

These two days, I made 4 quilts seeing a lot of pictures I took in California.
I saw many palm trees in California. I like the scene with big palm trees. It reminds me of paradise.

Especially, I like this scene, so I made these two quilts.

I'm not so content with these, so I'll try again.
(Actually, before these two, I made another one. But I didn't like it...)

Secondly, I like this bench that I saw in Santa Barbara. It was at the end of sea side street.
I like the combination of colors and the arrangement.

I couldn't make my quilts like this bench, but I like these quilts.
I made them with a set of fabrics of Shangri-la.

I have more ideas from my travel.
I saw sea lions, squirrels, rabbits, dogs and many birds.
I saw beautiful buildings, big trees, flowers, coast lines, sun shines and a lot of people.
Everyday, I and my boyfriend were taking more than 100 pictures, so I have about 10,000 pictures now.
From them, I can remember many things.
So now, I have many ideas to sew. I'm really happy !!!!


Clare said...

yayy your etsy store is open again ^^! those quilts are really nice!

cfp said...

Hello friend!!!
I really love the patchworks! Very colorful and the palm trees are special! It is nice to see what you were inspired by!! I have some of the fabrics you have used on the last two quilts! Surprise!!
It is interesting to see you use your Japanese style with American fabrics.
These are lovely!
Keep it up!!!
laura and jon:)

mairuru said...

Thank you Clare and Laura,
I cannot help without sewing these days.
So I don't sleep well...
I need a little siesta...

Ravenhill said...


Your quilts are so pretty! I love how you are taking images from your trip and translating them into quilts. Such pretty memories. I too noticed your shop is open! Have you already returned to Japan? I hope you are doing well. I am so enjoying following what you are making and so happy to see you sewing so much again!

Lin said...

I enjoyed reading all about your travels. The quilts you have made are so nice.

mairuru said...

Thank you Emily!
I 'm sewing a lot these days. Now, I'm thinking to sew items related with my Italian days. I stayed there many times so I have many memories.

mairuru said...

Thank you Lin!
I have a lot of things to write here.
I'll write them little by little.

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I love them all. Will try them myself, one day (when I find some free time). I love the palm trees and how you use the animals in your observations

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