Thursday, February 14, 2008

Tea Time in Tokyo

Each year at the Tokyo show there is a collection of quilts made from blocks which are submitted and then sewn into raffle quilts. Last year’s theme was baskets and this year’s theme was a series of tea pot, tea cup and other related tea time blocks. Some quilts had all the same block with individual variations. Others were a variety of the blocks stitched into one quilt. For 500 yen you purchase a raffle ticket and place it into the box of the quilt you hope to win. Oh how I hoped hear the cell phone ring with a message to come pick up a quilt on Saturday afternoon!! Wouldn’t that be the perfect treasure to bring from a wonderful trip? Again this year, the phone didn’t ring…oh well; I hope those that won the quilts are enjoying them!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Tokyo Quilts -- Oh what colors!

Don't you just love this quilt! It is made up of individual circles that are attached to a very fine netting. In addition there are hundreds of "dots" similar to fabric covered buttons of various sizes all over this quilt. I keep thinking that it would be fun to try something similar on a much smaller scale...dream oh dream on! School is overwhelming and consuming my life at the moment. Hoping to soon fine balance and time for more of everything else, including quilting and blogging. Time to head off to work!