Wednesday, February 28, 2018

6 & 6 in 2018 - February Report and WIPW

This month for 6 & 6, I didn't do much!  I worked on my Kogin bag a little, after I had to unstitch a little when I miscounted.  You can check out who is joining in on Meredith's blog here.

As far as Work In Progress Wednesday, not a lot to show there either.  I started a new cross stitch project and put in a few more stitches on the redwork.  

Maybe I'll have more to show next time.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Tokyo International Quilt Show - Part 6 'Bags'

There were so many creative bags!  I love this part of the show.  

Here are the three winners in this category.  

Would you have chosen these three?  Which were your favorites?

Monday, February 26, 2018

Monday Morning Star Count - Week 43

Week 43 of the temperature quilt 

February 18 - 24  

46, 48, 52, 45, 39, 46, 57

On Wednesdays, Sarah at Sarah Did It! is hosting a link up for  those working on a temperature hexagon quilt. Join in or check out the temperatures in other parts of the world.

This is my temperature/color (Fahrenheit) scheme: 

100 + Brown 

90-99 Red  

80-89 Orange 

70-79 Yellow  

60-69 Green  

50-59 Blue 

40-49 Purple 

30-39 Pink 

20-29 White 

10-19 Black

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival - Part 5 'NHK Partnership Quilt'

Every year, NHK announces a theme for the next year's quilts and collects blocks, which are made into quilts that are raffled off during the festival, with the proceeds going to charity.  This year the theme was Tree of Life.  A total of 9,141 blocks were collected and made into 60 quilts. 

This photo is from the website

My block incorporated hexagons (as have my past blocks).  

Here are a few of the many quilts.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival 2018 - Part 4 'Kichijoji Story'

From the website:

Quilt House Yama (1976-2007) launched the quilt boom in Japan. Its founder, Takako Onoyama, built the foundation for Japanese quilt culture. Her efforts, which continued until her death in 2011, included importing quilt fabrics from the USA and inviting artists from overseas.
This exhibit features antique quilts from the 1800s from the collection of Takako Onoyama. In addition, quilt artists Shizuko Kuroha — a former teacher at Yama — and Naoko Shimoda, who works in the Kichijoji area, also show their works.