Saturday, 26 January 2013

More pictures from Tokyo Int Great Quilt Festival

Here are some more pictures from the quilt festival at Tokyo Dome.

First I want to show this charming block made by a lady who contacted me about the Partnership quilt project back in summer.
After searching for some time I finally found her block in quilt no 3. It was placed high up and a bit difficult to photograph. Can you see it in the first column, second row.


This was a particularly charming quilt with a variety of blocks. Congratulations!


Now for some more of the Master's Quilts:
Michiko Shima always uses kimono silk and bias tape in silver. This quilt is called 'Yakushi's hands to save living things'.

Here is a detail of Naoko Takeshita's 'To keep on'. The little red dot in the middle added just enough colour to make the slightly drab taupe/beige quilt sparkle.

Taupe quilts are very 'Japanese'. Tsuneko Shimura made her 'Around the world' with small pieces.

Harue Yumoto chose to blend in green in her taupe quilt, 'Scent of little trips'. Perfectly stitched.



The next quilt was a real crowd stopper, and the crowd could not stop looking, finding, pointing and smiling.

Yoko Sekita is famous for her pictorial quilts full of charm. The brick building is the newly renovated Tokyo station. Steam engines are very popular among Japanese train enthusiasts. Among the books at the bottom of the quilt is 'The Davinci Code'. Now have a look at the light blue panel:

Can you recognise Sherlock Holmes, Red Riding Hood, Harry Potter, Ron and Hermione, Charlie Chaplin and Tora-san? I am sure you can find many more famous characters beautifully worked into this fantastic travel quilt. The title is, 'Encouragement for Travels - prologue'.
Alice is tumbling down, down, down... She lost her shoe, and became Cinderella?

More from the show tomorrow!





12 comments:

  1. The green/taupe quilt takes my breath away!
    How large is it?

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    1. The workmanship took my breath away! I guess it is 130 x 130 cm.

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  2. I enjoyed the peek at the show. Fabulous work! Thank you.

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    1. I'm very happy to share the show with those who can not go there in person, or stand the crowds.

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  3. Queenie they are all wonderful quilts, the taupe colour ones appeal to me but the pictorial one is amazing, so many things to look at. Wonder what you have in store for us next time, looking forward to seeing more and more.

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    1. More coming soon, Margaret!
      Making taupe quilts must be a real challenge - some quilts sparkle with just the right amount of other shades blended in, but unfortunately many other examples resemble a grubby cardboard box. In my opinion! Very sad.

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  4. I love YokoSekita's quilts. Just how does she make all her characters so realistic? Thanks for these images.

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    1. Her quilts are favourites of mine, too. Like so many other Japanese she is good at drawing and even better at appliquéing what she has drawn.

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  5. Thank you for this gorgeous photos .

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    1. Thank you for having a look. Isn't the last quilt charming?!

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  6. Maravilhoso!!!Maravilhoso!!!
    A colcha das viagens e uma obra de arte!!!
    parabéns
    liége

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