On my last blog post I showed how Hisako Chiba had used Long and Short Stitches. I have never seen that kind of stitch on a quilt before. Interesting! On this particular quilt a perfect choice:
Here is a detail from Sakiko Nakamoto's quilt I showed yesterday:
Kazuko Ikeda's quilt of a ginko tree lined avenue is entirely covered in embroidery:
Manga, cute and 'childish' drawings are often seen on quilts in Japan. Here is Aki Sakai's charming, and SMALL quilt:
The details are tiny!
Mitsuyo Umezawa added a picture of each of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac:
And Yasuyo Kominami transferred a child's drawing to the quilt:
Finally is a detail of Toshiko Maeda's stitches:
This year there were not many crazy quilts in the contest. Japan's CQ queen Machiko Miyatani had a number of her stunning quilts on display. However, photography was not allowed in that section of the show, so no eye candy for you. Hideko Ishida, another skillful cq quilter, and maybe a member of TAST (well she has the button on her blog anyway), has written a bit about Machiko Miyatani here.