Monday, 12 November 2012

Miniatures at Yokohama

Here is a final report from Yokohama.

Whenever I enter a quilt at this show it is for the Miniature category, however, this time I took a break. Maybe next year, I'll participate again.

'Miniature' at the International Quilt Week Yokohama does not mean a scaled down version of a large quilt. Instead it means that the quilt should measure exactly 50cm x 50cm. This gives a lot of leeway in design, material and of course scale of the pattern.

Here are a few samples of the many wonderful quilts.
I have not edited or cropped the photos, nor had time to check the names and change them into Roman letters. Information about the quilter can be found in Japanese on the labels underneath each picture.

A perfectly stitched quilt. Hand quilted. Look at that edge!!!

 Machine quilted and maybe inspired by Jacquie Harvey's crayon quilts? Check out some crayon work in her picture Gallery.



Another machine quilted piece, with a bit of embroidery:



A stained glass quilt. Fresh and crisp design:


I really liked this one:


Here are some quilts with embroidery:


These circles are made from the quilter's husband's ties:



The feathers on this owl are made from 'yukata', the Japanese cotton kimono used in summer or for sleep.


 Here is a famous scene from Japan; a painted train passing in front of Mr Fuji. Is there maybe a train loving child in the family?


I hope you have enjoyed a sample of Japanese small quilts.

7 comments:

  1. what a wonderful quilt show, you have shared some real beauties with us thank you.

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  2. Great quilts
    Love the first one.
    Thank you for sharing these with us.

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  3. Thank you for posting all the wonderful works...neven seen these types of quilts...hats off to the creators.

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  4. It is so nice to see such lovely work ,thank you for your photos and I enjoy reading your blog.
    Tricia

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  5. Oh, yes I have enjoyed. Thank you, Queenie, for sharing these wonderful Miniatures!

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  6. The owl is especially lovely and how clever to use night time fabric.

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