Yoko Saito's Swedish House
Well, look through the open door and there is a bed...
on the bed there is a quilt,
let's zoom in
and go a bit closer
Look at the women dressed in local folk costumes. They are all holding candles in their outstretched hands.
This motif is taken from a very popular wooden candlestick.
Then by the door there is a wooden Dalecarlian horse.
(You might remember the cushion I made in 2014 where I added such a horse)
Now did you notice such a Dalecarlian horse on Yoko Saito's tea cosy I showed in the last post?
Here is a close up for you:
In the house Yoko Saito also had a 1960s living room:
Here there is a quilt on the wall and on the floor a hooked rug.
Could you ask for a better setting?
This is the 14th time I have taken part in this charity event, by sending in a small block on the specific theme of the year. (You can see the other blocks in my tab NHK at the top of this blog.)
For 2017 the theme was Gardening, or rather Falling in Love with Garden, and I contributed with this block of a Japanese bonsai (a pruned miniature tree in a pot):
My friends Tanya and Julie have written excellent reports about the 63 quilts compiled this year. DO read them, it's a MUST!
May I just add a few interesting blocks.
A lucky Mola garden bird harvesting a four clover.
Julie (of My Quilt Diary) also includes a bird in every block she enters. This Ohio cardinal is sowing a seed.