I’m not really advertising this project much (if you can downplay this blog that I’m writing to document this process). But, I have posted a few pictures of these Crane-blocks on Facebook in the past few days.
The response from friends has been nicely positive and supportive. So far, I haven’t described much of what I’m actually doing (I gather they think I’ve been commissioned to make a new bed-quilt like I am sometimes), other than admitting to twisting the Japanese Origami Crane legend a bit and attempting to do it with fabric and quilting, rather than origami paper.
I expect, as I’ve completed more of these and really established the daily routine of sewing and documenting a Crane-block, I will let my friends (in real life, on Facebook, from Twitter, etc.) know about this blog and the scope and meaning of the project.
But, a friend beat me to the punch; she messaged me, saying she recently attempted to fold 1000 origami cranes. She admitted she didn’t finish. After finishing only a few hundred, she got distracted by some theater-work and life. She didn’t mention the “why” behind undertaking her project, and I couldn’t bring myself to ask for more specifics as we aren’t close friends anymore. But she did say they were specifically for someone.
Hope her wish comes true. I really do. I’ve only allowed myself to do 9 of these blocks, and I’m starting to understand what a real labor of love this project will be.
Have a good night.