Monday, February 22, 2016
A bit more Tokyo Dome show
This sign was posted to explain the awards.
Usually I make more than one trip to the show, the second one later toward the end of the show and the end of the day so that I can get better pictures without heads and shoulders of the crowds.
I usually take a picture of the quilt, followed by one of the sign posting the details (for later identification)
This year, my priority was meeting my friends. Even among the crowds, friends are the very best. My pictures kind of fell in the gap betweens friends and crowds.
We happened to pass when Miwako Mogami was posing for a photograph in front of her first prize quilt, "Wow, BANANAS".
How typical this pose is ...
Is this a V for victory ... or the Cub Scout sign promising to "Do My Best"?
Probably the first ... but she DID do her best on this one ...
in the eyes of the judges.
There certainly are many handmade quilts to chose from, and I am glad I didn't have to pick only one for the prize.
This one was made by Yoko Izumi.
I only got one other picture from among the winners and that one was the friendship award ...
though being somewhat distracted, I did not get a shot of the label so I can't give proper credit.
The winner here seems to be a group of friendly elephants.
Well, the last thing I have to show is progress with the baby quilt.
This one is never going to be displayed in a quilt show. No one is going to be counting the stitches to see how precisely it has been made.
But it is about real friendship. Maybe the label can say, "You can count on my love".
This will be the center of the quilt.
I am planning borders on the two sides with vines containing leaves in the same fabric as the numbers ...
One red leaf, two green and yellow leaves, three blue leaves, etc.
I plan a yellow border around the whole thing but I now have to examine my stash to find a background fabric that will go with the vines and leaves.
I have a good assortment of fabrics to use for the reverse side.
I used tenugui on the sister's quilt and one of my friends has just sent me a new supply ... but then, again, I have some cute kid-friendly prints as well.
Well, there is still time to think it over while I change projects to do a bit of whittling.
(Our pinewood derby is coming up this weekend and the expectations are high).
If I can't win a prize for quilting, maybe a fast car will do.