Saturday, 14 July 2018

NHK Partnership Quilt 2019

NHK Partnership Quilt

I have completed the block for next year's NHK's Partnership Quilt project. It is the 15th time I contribute a block and of all those themes, this year's HOUSE theme I found the most uninspiring.

It is also hard to do on this small scale, 15cmx15cm. Up till a few years ago it was 20cmx20cm, which granted us far more room to play around.

Anyway I drew a square in my sketchbook, chewed the pencil for a while and then all of a sudden I had made this mushroom. I knew I had a small piece of red fabric with white polka dots, so I just needed to dig out some other small scraps. The Swedish flag on the washing line was made with crayons and a hot iron.





You can see the blocks I have sent in for the last 14 years here.

Should you wish to take part, the last day for a contribution is 31st July. Read more here.

12 comments:

  1. You have met the brief, House, a lovely block to add to the quilt that it will be part of.

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    1. I hope it will be in a Mushroom Village quilt.

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  2. How cute! Very creative! My stitch group will be working on these tomorrow and hopefully getting them in the mail this week.

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    1. Thank you!
      I hope you all have your blocks in the post soon, and don't forget to add a 62 yen blank postcard with your own address written on it .

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  3. The change to 15cm makes tie work a bit tight to fit in, but it also makes the use of smaller scraps possible. Might I call this a "Mixed Blessing"? I wonder who picks the theme for the next year. Which do you think was easiest to come up with?

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    1. Yes, I am glad I got rid of a few scraps.
      Next year's theme; mm, what about Hobby, Cooking, Seasons or Reading/Books.
      The easiest themes were 2008 Tea Time and 2014 Floral Message.

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  4. That's so fun and creative, good for you!
    You've made a nice collection of blocks Queenie.

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    1. Some are better than others. For the 2007 Basket block I had the perfect print of a cat that just HAD to be in a basket.

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  5. There you are - settle down to think about it, and inspiration strikes!

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    1. I settled down with paper and pen and could start scribbling as soon as an idea came into my head. Too often I get an idea but had nowhere to record it, and it is gone.

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  6. You've done very well with the amount of space to work with. And I love mushroom houses and washing lines so its a hit from me.

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    1. I must have got the inspiration after seeing your quirky and whimsical art for so long. Thank you for influencing me! Keep up the good work, Linda.

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