the silver squares with orange glass centers were good finds at the thrift store in Berkeley. I did lots of hand embroidery while standing up quilting the top; and while couching the green vines.
This large butterfly turned out to be too big for the front so is on the back. It represents the young girls metamorphosis from childhood to young womanhood.
This piece, also on the back, is her baby kimono she wore as an infant, with an added purple silk insert...to be used as a container/pouch to hold notes of sentiment from friends and family members.