It is Wednesday and time to report Work In Progress. December is here and that can be seen in Sharon's block over at Pintangle. What progress have I made?
Many pieces of fabric and embellishment on my crazy quilt block come from a kit I bought last year at Yokohama International Quilt Week. It was eight months after the devastating tsunami and many traders would give some of their profit to the victims. One 'Wagon Trader' (selling on a smaller scale) was run by superb quilter Hideko Ishida and her group of crazy quilters. They are located in Sendai, a city hit badly by the earthquake and tsunami. I have given support to the victims of the disaster in many ways but this was one of the most enjoyable. Every time I take out my cq block and work on it I think of Sendai.
This week I fastened a butterfly from that kit on one of the few free spaces left - the block is soon complete. It is winter and I feel like this is the Butterfly that Escaped the Horrendous Wave, and in the midst of winter still struggles to get on with life - just like all people in Tohoku.