Monday, November 24, 2008

4 of 7

Not much to update about really. I am still working albeit very slowly on the 4th panel out of 7. Been very busy around the house with projects for winter etc. Installing a dishwasher where there was none before turned out okay my 3rd attempt at plumbing that finally went right.
Gassho Dirk

3 comments:

Scott said...

Hey Dirk!

Glad to hear you are progressing on your kesa, although if you ever have a hankering for more plumbing work we could use a dishwasher installation at my house. Probably good if I got a new one first...the one that's there is nearly as old as I am! ;)

I just got all my pieces cut the other night and will be starting on the first panel this week I hope. The Katagiri book is very interesting, especially the diagrams including one for a 25 panel kesa! Now THAT'S a project!

So, keep us updated although I know it's hard...I can't remember the last time I updated my own blog. Take care!

-Scott (from Treeleaf)

Dirk said...

Hi Scott!
You've got it next time im in your neighborhood I'll lend a hand with a the dishwasher install ;D

A big helpful tip - which you probably already know and have done...but just in case - mark all your pieces out so when you got to make any of the 7 sets or panels, they match correctly. like [A1,B1.C1][D1,E1,F1] and so on.

I started out that way but I used a wax based pencil and with ironing I lost it all!

Now I Must/Just measure it all twice before stitching it together :B

Much slower process :D

Ive never seen a 25 panel kesa, now that would be quite an imense project indeed!! Perhaps best suited to a zen quilting bee? :)

Gassho, Dirk

Scott said...

That has actually turned out to be a great tip as I realized how it was good to keep each set cut exactly the same for each stripe. When I made the rakusu I ended up with a lot of uneven stripes, so many thanks on that one!

As for my progress, I have the A & B patches stitched together for my first 3 stripes with the Cs going on next. It really does feel like I'm making a rakusu for a giant! ;)