Traditional quilts have always been popular in Japan and here are some 'old' and some more 'modern'.
The title is 'Log cabin is ∞!!'
As you can see the pattern has been used in 'endless ways' and in shiny silk as well! It shone beautifully under the spotlight.
If you fancy working with small pieces, maybe this is for you. The title is Piece Peace Piece.
Note the charming border.
I thought my friend Pamela of Hokkaido Kudasai would have loved seeing this quilt, as she is herself working on a large impressive hexagon quilt.
Here are some of the Flower quilts.
Both Julie and I stood and drooled in front of this quilt of dandelions.
These flowers are a bit similar, thistles. The fabric is Japanese, and I can just picture it coming from old recycled floor cushions.
Large and impressive with exotic flowers and plants.
A favourite of mine! Lotus flowers and seed cups.
A masterpiece of craftmanship. Add to that crazy quilting, embroidery and beautiful material... and you can understand that I was drawn to this quilt.
Anyone who has followed the amazing work and documentation Carolyn Foley of Caro-rose Creations has made on Kogin embroidery from Northern Japan should recognise this kind of pattern darning. The title is Kogin Children. Making Kogin buttons is now very popular and the quilter has added a lot of them.
Finally I have this colourful tree full of wild life.
I hope you have enjoyed my pick. Don't forget to head over to Julie Fukuda's My Quilt Diary to see her reports from the show.