I know the deadline is not until August 31st, but I was so inspired by the theme of SWEET that I set about designing and stitching up my block right away.
As I explained in the previous post and the comments section, SWEET in Japanese could be either a confectionery (スイーツ) or something charming, cute, 'girlie' (スイート)...
In Sweden there is a famous red and white mint flavoured boiled sweet called POLKAGRIS. It is popular with young and old alike and so pretty to look at it is often used as a decoration, e.g. in the Christmas tree. What could be a better motif for my Partnership block, as it is 'sweet' in both meanings?
It has been a tradition for me to add a Swedish flag on these blocks (to make sure there is a bit of international flair to the Tokyo INTERNATIONAL Great Quilt Festival), and this time I also embroidered the word Polkagris in blue and yellow TAST # 43 Magic Chain Stitch.
To read about this year's theme and rules, click here.
Now IF you plan to send in a block, AND live in Japan don't forget to enclose a self addressed and stamped (52 yen) postcard. Leave the back plain and NHK will then print the information about which quilt your block has been added to, and return the post card to you.