Katie Noonan is singing (check out itunes if you haven't heard of her) and I thought it might be a good idea if I added something to my blog. Poor wee thing.
Japan. Was. Amazing.
So amazing in fact, I think we might be heading back there in October to check out Kyoto in Autumn. But I thought I would put up some pics from the 2013 Tokyo International Quilt Show.
|Just to prove it. I was there :) See, told ya.|
|This picture does not convey exactly how many people where there. All very ordered and polite but watch out for the little old ladies, they push like a fury.|
These two quilts were a real highlight for me, everything and I mean everything was done by hand. I thought I could be detail focused, not one tiny bit. The Japanese quilters are the best in the world. If you disagree, the next Tokyo Quilt show is late January 2014. Go. Be amazed.
|The venue was a huge indoor baseball stadium and this is only part of the show.|
|The aisles were packed and the shopping unbelievable but you had to be prepared to be utterly surrounded and sometimes, I found myself have to be a bit forceful to get to see in stands but it was still great.|
I'll do another post with some more pics to give you a bit more of a look at the show.
But I can't help myself, here is the quilt show loot. I'm kicking myself that I didn't buy more back issues of the Quilts Japan. And I didn't see Patchwork Tsushin there, I think I may have missed some of the stands, in fact I know I did. Oh well, guess I might have to go back. :)
|Quilts Japan Back Issues.|
|Not technically from the show but from a shop on the outside of the stadium but honestly, you can never have too much TOTORO phone bling. (Google "my neighbour Totoro" its a family favourite here).|
|I'm normally not a fan of kits but I bought a couple at the show, because I loved them . I liked the technique in the top one, there are tiny crystals sewn on the points of the petals. The bottom one is a robot. Help me. A robot. So very cool.|
|Gorgeous Yuwa Fabrics, from the source. Nuff said.|
|This was my "why DID I get this?" purchase. But ... into the stash it goes.|
|How gorgeous are these? If we go back in October I'm on the hunt for quilt shops in Kyoto.|
|More yummy fabric and another wee kit that I got really for the fabric scraps|
|A great pair of scissors, they are now sitting in my take everywhere quilting kit. The cat, that's my cat. She is priceless :)|
|Gorgeous needles from Tulip.|
|Another bag of gorgeous scraps, lovely lace and a FQ with Ballet Dancers all over it, to make "something" for Pickles.|
I'll post some more pictures and write a little more about the show in another post but here is a picture of something new I have done. Its a mini quilt, "La Belle Fleur". Roughly 60cm square. The lady bust came from a french fashion magazine of mine from 1949. The fabric is the re-released Three Sisters "Paris Flea Market" range by Moda. It was done for a local Quilt Shop competition. I'll keep you posted.