Japan Relief Quilt square

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Project by jfk4032 posted 10-03-2011 02:42 PM 1329 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Earlier this year, Fox Chapel Publishing, through it’s Scrollsaw Woodworking & Crafts forum organized a benefit for the Japan relief through a quilt auction. Each square was 3” x 3” and had to fit certain size, thickness, hole positions and other specifications.

The attached pictures was my contribution to the group project. I had some scrap pine that I milled down to 1/4” and cut a detailed design and then painted another 1/4” square red as in the Japanese flag and glued them together. It looked way too delicate to sand down, so I left it au naturale.

You can see how may folks contributed their time and skills to the project in the attached finished pictures. The quilts were auctioned off on eBay a few weeks ago. I loved the variety of the contributed squares and was proud to be part of it. With all of the hurricane Irene devastation here in our country, I’d be more than willing to contribute to another project like this to help some of us closer to home this time.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#1 posted 10-03-2011 03:29 PM

Those are really neat. Your contribution was quite well done, too.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 09-09-2014 01:17 PM

nice scrollwork…

its just that I recently watched The Flowers of War, starring Christian Bale…and then I researched about the Nanking Massacre in 1937…and incidentally, I am a weekend woodworker from the Philippines.

too bad those things happened…

my grand dad died from the Death March…and still, I love the Walkman, the Dozukis, Death Note the movie apart from the Nissan, Subaru and Honda.

in fact, my jointer is a 12 incher Japanese 600 lbs. beauty.

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