Friday, June 24, 2016

Symphony of Colors: Japanese quilts

Quilts came to Japan at the end of 1970 as a new hobby from America. Since then, the Japanese quilters have developed their own style using traditional fabrics and motifs.  We are fascinated by the meticulous applique and quilting, which we've tried to capture in close-up photos. Each of these quilts is more than 6 feet across, which gives you an idea of the amount of work involved in these creations.  This is part 1 of a two-part series.

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Peony, ~74 x 75", by Kuniko Saka



Rose Garden, ~91 x 78", by Junko Yazawa




Poet Byakuren, ~67 x 78", by Kuniko Saka





Love Letter, 74 x 78", by Pachiko Yoshida




Flowering, ~78 x 78", by Sachiko Yoshida




Autumn Breeze, ~78 x 79",  by Akiko Kawata



Flower Book, 80 x 80", by Junko Yazawa





Image credits:  Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the 2016 AQS QuiltWeek in Phoenix, Arizona.

10 comments:

  1. WONDERFUL work and workmanship!!!! Just beautiful!

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  2. Wow, absolutely beautiful!!

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  3. Such a different ascetic. I love them!

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  4. Боже!!! Какое мастерство и сколько кропотливой работы!!!!! Японцы в пэчворке превзошли всех!!!

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  5. Thanks for showing these wonderful quilts. As Charlotte mentioned above, the aesthetic is very different, while the work is excessively meticulous. Very impressive.

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  6. It is interesting to see how traditional Japanese motifs work their way into the design and quilting.
    Nice selection!

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  7. How truly beautiful, however my favourite artist is Packiko Yoshida Thankyou for sharing xxx

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  8. How truly beautiful, however my favourite artist is Packiko Yoshida Thankyou for sharing xxx

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