There were so many quilts that caught my eye.
I have only been to one quilt show in the States, and though I saw a lot of creative quilts, I also saw many quilts made from patterns I had seen in magazines or on other blogs. I have to say that other than the partnership quilt blocks, most quilts were much more the creation of the quilter.
"Spring Breeze" by Ishihara-san.
By Tomoko Matsuno.
"Bloom" By Harumi Okawa
What a lot of work in each of the borders, let alone the center picture.
by Masae Utsunomiya.
But those look like the quietest fireworks I have ever seen.
The designer and quilter is
The lower half was in the shadow of the opposing wall.
(Unfortunately there were quite a few poorly lit quilts)
Roughly translated ...
This quilt by Sachiko Chiba.
(Yes, I might long to make a quilt like this)!
This "White Amaryllis"
is the creation of Kiyomi Takahashi.
Note the trapunto setting off those beautiful flower arrangements!
Another quiet quilt,
"Gift of Spring Breeze"
by Takako Nakamura.
Just look at the detail in the applique and quilting!
"L'espoire" by Sumiko Tachibana
And a detail shows there are bright colors but they don't take over the quilt.
"Mille Fleur" (The title was in katakana but that doesn't help me much)
This is by Kyoko Takemoto. and another detail to enjoy!
These were all from the "Traditional" category.
Even the "Original" quilts had a few neutral toned quilts.
This "Twilight Scene" (roughly translated) is by Ishinami-san.
Another "Original" ... "Snowy Day" by Ando-san
Well, this is a lot of calming eye-candy to view. There were plenty of colorful quilts ... still on my camera and waiting for another post.
The Gala quilt is basted and waiting beside me ... with a DEADLINE ... so I'd better stop playing with my lap-top and get down to quilting.