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