Saturday, 22 June 2013

NHK Partnership Quilt 2014 - block completed

I have completed my contribution to NHK Partnership Charity Quilt 2014.

As I told you in this blog entry the theme this time is Floral Message or The Flower Language.

First I thought I would make a fantasy flower and a 'fantastic' message, but then settled for one of the most traditional and well known messages; the Olive branch.





























Following my tradition, I included the Swedish flag; just to add a bit of 'international' flair. After all The Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival, has 'international' in its title!


For the readers of this blog who are in Japan, I have some more information.












In NHK's monthly craft magazine, 'Sutekini Handmade', June issue


there are some suggestions of floral blocks made by Kathy Nakajima, who is in charge of the Partnership Quilt project this year.
Another piece of information for those in Japan who intend to contribute with a block:
If you include a postcard like the one below (通常はがき, tsuujou hagaki) addressed to yourself and leave the back blank, NHK will then  print the number of the quilt into which your block has been added, and send it to you. You will also get a coupon for a small reduction of the entry ticket.

For all other information, size, address and last date of entry, click here.

24 comments:

The Pied Pedlar said...

Just stunning ,word fail me.

Susan Hook said...

Your block is lovely and a nice touch that you have added with the Swedish flag!

Anneliese said...

Olive branch and pigeon - just the right thing for messages. You created it very beautifully.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you. Well you know where I got the inspiration of birds from!!! Mine, though, is not fix with wire to a tree, but free!!!

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you, Susan. Usually there are about 90,000 blocks on display at Tokyo Dome and 99% are made by Japanese quilters. It therefore feels very nice to mark my 'alien' block with a flag.

Lis Harwood said...

Beautiful and I love the addition of your flag.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you!
Aren't I patriotic?!

Annet said...

This is such a lovely block!

carorose said...

That it a lovely block. Not only does it represent peace it looks like peace. ( I didn't say that well.) It makes one feel peace.

Queeniepatch said...

That is such a lovely thing to say! The dove has achieved its mission!

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you, Annet! I really wish the message will reach out to, at least, all visitors of the quilt show.

margaret said...

wonderful Queenie, hope you see it in a completed quilt and share the photo with us next year

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you Margaret.
Oh, yes I will show a photo of it some time in January next year.

latha said...

WOW!!! Such a beautiful block represent peace is done well Queenie. Olive plant and the flag makes the block stunning!!!!

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you for your kind words.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you, Latha.
I am always so encouraged by your kind words.

Claudia said...

What a wonderful block! I always admire your skills, Queenie! Love the message!

Julie Fukuda said...

Oh, that is ever so lovely. I really want to try my hand this year but still have done nothing other than think about it. Thanks for the inspirational reminder.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you, Claudia. You are so kind.
Unfortunately this message is always needed somewhere on the Globe.

Queeniepatch said...

Not to worry, Julie, there is still plenty of time, and with the speed you produce LARGE quilts you'll whip up tiny block in an instant.
Have fun!

Lins Artyblobs said...

That is a delightful block!

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you, Linda. It's not at all like your colourful and crafty artwork, but for this theme 'calm and peace' feels right.

Pamela said...

I've been thinking about what my block will be but haven't started it yet. Yours is beautiful.

Queeniepatch said...

You make such beautiful things! How about a yo-yo flower? Sunny and cheerful!