Sunday, April 15, 2007

Tokyo Quilt Show

I'm sure spring has arrived here in Oregon, as yesterday we had sun, rain and hail all in 15 minutes. It was even raining with the sun out. The flowers are incredible this time of year. I'm still working on the yellow and blue quilt from my last post. Seems to be taking a bit longer than I expected due to all the half triangle blocks that join together. Of course I'm in one of my more perfectionist moods, trying to make it to too perfect, not cutting off any of the triangle points.

In January, I went to the Tokyo Great International Quilt Show. My reason for starting this blog was to share some of the 750 photos that I took. I'm just beginning to sort and organize them for a presentation in June at Mary's River Guild.

So, here are some spring time flower quilts that I adore. In the program books the names of the quilters are in Japanese, as are most of the titles. The first one has incredible beading details. I loved the colors of this second one, that I call Hydrangea.

The third quilt is many small blocks connected with buttons and loops. The cream color is actually the wall and not a part of the quilt. You can see the loops without buttons on the far left side of the quilt. This one had an English title "Garden of Witches". I never found a witch block...sometimes I wonder about the translations.

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