These blocks are all variations of the same pattern of stars made with pieced diamonds and triangles. I thought the joining areas very unusual.
It was made by Atsuko Akatsuka.
It reminds me of a calligraphy piece goven me many years ago of 100 ways of writing Fuku, or good fortune as many are that kanji.
If you would like to see some fine details of this quilt, check out Cynthia"s post on the show.aquilterbynight.blogspot.com .
She also has some other quilts in detail and A few I have not posted.
A lot of work went into this one!
I have seen this pattern before but this had a nice festive twist.
It was in the contemporary category and the name seemed to be "cherry basket"
Some other displays....
A winner made from sword shield designs by Junko Kubo.
Another winner by Chieko Sharaishi
and another of the winners called "Lace in the Garden" by Junko Sano.
I am so glad it was not my job to pick a winner. There were so many beautiful quilts there.
I was glad, too, that I didn't miss this show entirely. I looked around for one of my favorite vendors that usually comes from Hawaii but there didn't seem to be any foreign vendors at all this time. Luckily, I was able to leave the venue without adding to my stash. I did see some lovely Kasuri but though the shop-keeper stated his goods were cheap, 500 yen for a tiny piece about 8"x 10" seemed way out of my range.
Only two and a half days left to enjoy my family time. I have taken some nice nature shots and am slowly figuring out how to use my new camera.
That's all for now.