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Wa means 'the spirit of Japan' and quilts entered into this category are often made from recycled kimono fabric, be it elegant silk, maybe with intricate embroidery in silk shading, brown kasuri with specs of white, indigo dyed work wear, flimsy silk for kimono underwear or brocade from the obi belt.
These quilts often have a Japanese motif, too.
黒塚サナエ＊Sanae Kurotsuka made good use of brown kasuri for this school of fish
山本与志子＊Yoshiko Yamamoto also used strips of Japanese fabric for her unusual Double Wedding Ring quilt. Somehow it makes me think of an areal view of the intersection of a motorway.
Next category to look into is Original design. Here you will also find some 'Japanese' patterns.
竹田ゆう子＊Yuko Taketa depicted the red spider lilies, a flower you see everywhere in late summer.
木谷雅子＊Masako (?) Kitani joined together a number of quilted panels to celebrate the Japanese boardgame of Go.
柴山みさ＊Misa Shibayama made this for the love of Japanese kogin embroidery.
屋部志津子＊ShizukoYabe made a Mola labyrinth
It was when Julie, Tanya and I saw this quilt that we got the inspiration for next year's challenge - a Cathedral Window quilt (or bag, or panel, or waist coat....)
Talking of Tanya, you just HAVE to read her Mola report!
Tomorrow I'll show you the teacher's quilts.