Most of these quilts were entered in the contest.
These were the largest flowers I saw.
Mikyung Jang (Korea)
A double wedding ring quilt with interesting centres, note the feathered leaves.
I like the off the centre design, and the hand quilting was fabulous.
This one was stunning from a distance and up close, too. A beautiful mix of piecing, appliqué and quilting.
Here you have a modern twist to flowering trees, or are they fruit trees?
Making Suffolk puffs, or yo-yos, is a great activity when you have 'time on your hands', in a waiting room e.g., but then you come home and have to put them all together...
These roses had a nice sharp look about them.
Whereas these yellow ones were much softer in their shape.
I like these framed quilts; you can start with a centre panel and then add borders one after another till you have the size quilt you want!
This quilt was unusual in its design, and a real crowd stopper. Lovely quilting design.
Cats enjoy flowers, too.
and so do fish
In this last photo there is a hint of what is to come in my next blog post - thread play!
Some flowers were simply created with quilting and embroidery
Have you noticed how many small dots there were in the quilts?
Have you noticed how many quilts there were with circular motifs?
Have you noticed how uncertain I am about the pronunciation of the Japanese names?
Why don't you head over to my friend Tanya's blog and read her excellent text about these questions, and don't miss her great photos! Click here and here